Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy Hon. Ayiba Duba wants youths to abstain from drugs, cultism, and criminal activities that are detrimental to their progress and society.
The Commissioner made the remark when members of the Executive Council of the National Union of Bayelsa State Students (NUBSS)
paid him a courtesy call in his office, in Yenagoa.
Hon. Duba stated that loss of lives, mental illness, high crime rate, drug addiction, proliferation of small firearms, school dropouts, unwanted pregnancy, prostitution and negative peer influence are on the rise as a result of social vices.
The Commissioner who noted that the objective of being a student is to be found worthy in both character and in learning, urged youths to be focused on their academics and shun acts inimical to their growth.
Earlier, the Executive President of NUBSS, Comrade Dieprebra Solomon Bigbo stated that the union seeks to promote educational campaigns to enlighten and orientate Bayelsa students against social vices and youth restiveness.
Comrade Bigbo noted that education is a beacon to overcome social challenges, emphasizing that their campaigns center on promoting moral values and self improvement of young people.
He therefore urged Bayelsa students to be abreast with NUBSS activities and campaigns through their social media platforms, @NUBSSWWTV, both on facebook and instagram.