The Abia State government has warned against cultism, drug addiction and other forms of criminality in the State.
This is as the State Orientation Agency held a one day sensitation programme against cultism and drug addiction.
The programme held on Tuesday 19th of December at the Micheal Okpara auditorium government House Umuahia.
The occasion which witnessed the presence of the governor of Abia state and top government functionaries attracted people from all works of life.
Abia state governor in his speech acknowledged the timeliness of the sensitisation programme against cultism and drug addiction noting that it has been established that crime in society is directly associated with cultism and drug addiction.
He emphasised that his administrations’ centerpiece action plan of rooting out criminality takes cognizance of the need to tackle cultism and drug addiction as an indirect cause of criminality in the society.
The keynote speaker at the one day sensitisation campaign and vice chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Prof. Nmaduebibisi Iwe focused his lecture on ‘Building a new Abia through responsible citizenship’.
He noted that people must begin to show responsible citizenship from their roots and civility in all actions undertaken by individual members of the society.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director General of the Abia Orientation Agency Pastor Dike Nwankwo counseled that the menace of cultism and drug addiction is a problem threatening to tarnish the future of the human society.
The menace he insists must be tackled headlong in the spirit of the new Abia to save the fabric holding together the society from breaking apart.