The Abul Qassim Islamic Centre (AIC) in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has organised a three-day workshop for Islamic school pupils and other Islamic organisations to promote Islamic culture among youths.
Speaking on drug abuse and its effects among adolescents, the Chairman, Community Health Registration Council of Nigeria, Alhaji Bashir Idris, charged the youths to shun the habit in order to safeguard their future and fulfil their dreams.
He lamented that the abuse of drugs is fast becoming prevalent among the youth of both sexes adding that the effect of drug abuse includes brain damage, weakening of the immune system, withdrawal syndrome, among others.
Earlier, the workshop coordinator, Ahmad Tijjani Ahmad, said the reason behind the workshop was to inculcate good behaviour in the youths in accordance with Islamic teachings.
In his remark, the Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa Muhammad commended the organisers for their contributions to the emirate and the society at large.
The 13th annual workshop has in attendance Islamic schools, youth and women organisations, traditional council members as well as representatives of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN).