A civil rights organisation, Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance (CACOBAG) urged Nigerian youths to shun hard drugs and strive to be happy in commemoration of the 2021 International Day of Happiness.
Toyin Raheem, the Chairman of CACOBAG in a statement on Saturday said the end result of hard drugs leads to sadness.
The International Day of Happiness” is observed every March 20 globally, to highlight the importance of happiness in the lives of the people.
The 2021 theme in commemoration of the day is “Happiness For All, Forever”.
Raheem said:“As we celebrate Happiness Day, we must all be determined to shun all vices , actions and activities that destroy humanity and make people sad.
“Money made through drug pushing and peddling is ill gotten that has rendered lives of many Nigerians useless.
“Importance of happiness in our lives cannot be over emphasised but drug abuse causes sadness and has to be eradicated to have ever lasting joy in Nigeria.
“As the World celebrates happiness day let us strive to be happy and contribute to the happiness of people around us happy,” he said.
“As Nigerians we must all support the new Executive Chairman of NDLEA, retired Brig.Gen. Buba Marwa to win the of war against peddlers of drugs in our society.
“It is not an over statement to say every crime in Nigeria could be traced to drug abuse and hard drug and effects of hard drug brings sadness and pains.
“Corruption, murder, banditry, armed robbery and even money laundering can all be linked to hard drug in one way or the other besides bringing sadness to the people.
“No happiness can be derive if lives of others are jeopardised, so let’s shun hard drugs and drug abuse,” he said.