Women Friendly Initiative, WFI, a Non-Government Organisation has cautioned members of the motorcycle riders association against the consumption of dangerous drugs amongst its members in view of its negative impact on their health.
Coordinator of the NGO, Mrs. Francis Teshoma who gave the caution during a sensitisation programme in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to mark the 2015 International Day against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking recently.
She explained that the sensitisation rally was part of a comprehensive drug reduction and substance abuse prevention program of the organisation funded by the United Nations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC.
The coordinator revealed that the motorbike riders have earlier received substance abuse prevention training organised by the organisation and facilitated by experts from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, the police, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and health professionals.
“The trained okada riders are expected to step down the skills acquired to other members of the association while also benefitting from a continuous follow up supportive encouragement by Women Friendly Initiative in order to sustain the initiative and achieve a drug free society,” She further explained.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday’s report that the event which was attended by members and leaders of Okada Riders Association was witnessed by massive escort by both the Police and operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.

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