Drug abuse cases are increasing and the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide is providing those who wish to drop the habit an exit route.

On Tuesday, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, inaugurated a rehabilitation centre built by the church.

At the event, Governor Ambode asked parents, guardians and caregivers to watch out for signs of drug addiction in their children and wards.

Drug abuse is harmful to its victims and threatens the peace of the society, he stated.

The Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM) Rehabilitation Centre is in Araga-Epe area of Lagos State.

Governor Ambode further highlighted some tendencies that drug abuse could trigger.

”Let me use this opportunity to implore parents, guardians and caregivers to be vigilant in order to detect early signs of drug addiction in their children and seek help from appropriate quarters before it gets complicated.

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”On our part as a government, we shall continue to take preventive measures through public campaign programmes, especially among our youths so that they are adequately informed on the dangers of drug abuse, ” he said.

Ambode hailed the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his wife, Folu, for joining in the fight against the menace.

According to him, the state government will support the initiative to achieve the desired aims.

”CADAM has, on its own, with it own resources, picked up, fed, sheltered, treated and rehabilitated many people who have been addicted to drugs,  and given them a new life.

”I am optimistic that many lives that had been compromised as a result of drug addiction will be redeemed, stabilised and given a new hope for a better and meaningful future, ” he said.

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