The National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has urged government agencies and other stakeholders to engage children and young adults to stop the use of snipper as a suicide weapon to end their lives.
In a statement issued on behalf of CEPEJ by Comrade Mulade at his Ugolo office near Osubi Airport, the NGO noted that the increased rate of attempted suicides by poisoning has become alarming in most States of Nigeria over the past years.
Comrade Mulade, advised government at all levels and its agencies to help reduce the issues that push people into committing suicide, and also provide quality mental health care.
He stated that many citizens commit suicide due to poverty, lack of awareness and acute unemployment, which cause frustration and depression.
He urged the Federal Government, through its various Agencies and Ministries, to proffer lasting solutions to the problem by improving on health facilities, providing jobs to reduce poverty, as well as by creating awareness through education and enlightenment strategies towards a healthy living.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade also charged the Delta State Government to help prevent suicide mission among citizens through public health awareness campaigns. He appealed to citizens also to seek advice from counsellors whenever they are faced with depression instead of committing suicide, and urged them to seek medical attention and enlightenment regularly.
The NGO Coordinator appealed to health workers to play their parts and advised them to give support to suicide victims, especially on their clinic days.
The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ is a non – governmental body aimed at bringing lasting peace to the society, with special focus on the family unit. #CEPEJNGO