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Lagos, Church Partner to Tackle Drug Abuse, Addiction

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The Lagos State Government has announced its partnership with the God Bless Nigeria Church to unveil initiatives aimed at rehabilitating youths struggling from drug abuse and alcohol addiction.

According to a statement on Tuesday, initiatives such as Ile Ayo, Ile Alafia, Ile Ogo and Ile Ireti were designed to provide empowerment and rehabilitation schemes for alcohol and drug addicts.

“The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during the God Bless Nigeria Independence day rally, with the theme, Agege No Shaking, held recently in Lagos revealed that the initiatives would be focused on providing medically assisted detoxification to individuals aged between seventeen to fifty-nine who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and hard drug substances such as prescription medicines, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crack and codeine by identifying areas within the state that possess such individuals and provide empowerment and rehabilitation schemes for them.

“We are delighted that God Bless Nigeria has decided to collaborate with the government to come to Agege to rehabilitate and empower its residents. We decided to partner with Freedom Foundation and God Bless Nigeria because they have been achieving great things in their efforts towards rehabilitating and empowering helpless and homeless people in the state.

“Thus, we decided to set up schemes that we are going to be implementing together which includes Ile Alafia, Ile Ogo, Ile Ireti and ile Ayo. We look forward to transforming lives of Lagos residents who are in need of help and support by identifying communities that are in need of these interventions and rehabilitation,” the statement partly reads.

The Convener, Freedom Foundation, Tony Rapu, in the statement explained that the collaboration between the Lagos State Government would enhance the capacity of the Freedom Foundation and God Bless Nigeria to rehabilitate and empower communities in need of rehabilitation, thereby driving economic recovery of the state and the country.

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