The Founder/President SILEC Initiatives and Foundation Mr. Sunny Irakpo recently paid a courtesy call to the Honourable Commissioner of Information Hon. Patrick Ukah. During the visit, he thanked the Information Chief for his good work and for his simplicity and warm reception.
Irakpo noted that his current media tour is to support the efforts of the present Government under the administration of His Excellency Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa to enlighten Deltans particularly the youths of the State of the dangers of drug abuse and other related social vices of which many youths are currently addicted to. According to Irakpo, the scourge of drug addiction has led to brain damages, increase in armed robbery, kidnapping, pipeline vandalism, rape and prostitution etc.
In his message, the SILEC Founder reiterated his organisation’s commitment to help solve some of these social challenges by way of engaging the youths in productive socio-economic activities as already floated by the Foundation concerning Delta State in particular and the Niger Delta in general.
In his response to SILEC, the Honourable Commissioner appreciated the efforts of the Foundation and disclosed that it was willing to forge a partnership with SILEC to address the challenge of drug abuse among the youths.
The initiative’s maiden campaign will take place on the 26th October, 2017 at the Delta State University, Asaba Campus where dignitaries like the First Lady of Delta State, Her Excellency Dame Edith Okowa will be a Special Guest of Honour as well as the Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly Hon. (Bar). Tim Kome Owhefere, the NDLEA Chairman and CEO Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdullai and many others.
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