Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, has said Management was committed to taking students, especially those aspiring to vie for positions in the Students Union of the institution through Drug Tests towards eliminating the menace of drug abuse and ensuring commendable future for youths.
He spoke in his office while playing host to visiting new Oyo state commander of Drug Law Enforcement Agemcy(NDLEA), Barrister Josephine Obi, explaining that the leadership of the institution was bothered by the harms already done by drugs to the future of the nation’s youths.
He reiterated the zero-tolerance stance of the university, saying, ” for us here, drug is a no go area and we are committed to ensuring that random tests are carried on students to guide against misbehaving under the influence of illicit drugs.
“It may interest you to know that we are working in collaboration with Drug Free Club and the Ogbomoso Area Command of your establishment to nip this vice of drug use in the bud.
” It is the principal reason why we have decided that any student vying for any position in the Students’ Union must be
screened for drug as a prerequisite for qualification.
Earlier in her address, Barrister Obi spoke about the good things that the University management is doing to discourage drug use among the youths, Canvassing that concerted efforts be made to escalate the evil embedded in the use of drugs.
According to her, NDLEA will be glad to have every Nigerian to protect the future of the nation by joining in the campaign and advocacy against drugs among youths.