Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, an NGO, on Sunday November 7, 2021, attended a roundtable meeting organized by Dorayi Ina Mafita Community to discuss issues bordering on security, social vices and the environment, with emphasis on improving the environment, campaigning against drug abuse, especially among teenagers, as well as fashioning out ways to mitigate crimes and insecurity in the area.
The Chairman of Dorayi Community urged the youths to shun hard drugs and focus on improving their health and education. He also said the community was working hard to put modalities in place to organize empowerment programmes to assist the less privileged and vulnerable ones in that community, to enable them have a better and successful future.
For his part, the Country Director of CEPEJ, Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade, represented by Mr. Idris Awal, CEPEJ's Kono State Coordinator, said with the assistance of community heads and leaders, as well as other well-meaning Nigerians, drug abuse would be eradicated from the country, the lives of the people, as well as the environment, would improve.
He then urged the Federal Government to support the youths in Nigeria to be engaged in any positive endeavor of their choice, so that they could help grow the Nigerian economy.
Participants at the roundtable discussion stressed the need to improve the community through various environmental awareness programmes, campaigns against drug abuse, skills acquisition programmes, fight against insecurity, creating opportunities for youth education, and assisting the less privileged and vulnerable individuals in the community.
The roundtable was organized by Dorayi community-based organizations, at Master Kitchen reception, Kano, Kano State.