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Suicide: Cleric blames family, church, school, others

Senior Pastor Fracis Uche of the New Eden Chapel, Ikotun, Lagos, has blamed the family, church, school and relevant  government agencies for hard drug intake destroying some youths.

Uche spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday.

He was reacting to the recent suicide by 25-year-old Abdulrahman Odunare-Olamilekan who jumped into a lagoon at Epe, Lagos State.

His widow, Sofiat Amusa, had reportedly  said he committed suicide owing to depression that resulted from hard drugs intake.

Uche said: “Everyone in the society should be blamed as the three agents  of socialization –  church, school and family  – have performed below expectations in youth grooming.

“Those manning the nation’s entrance gates through which those dangerous substances enter the country should be alive to their responsibilities and halt their influx.

“Religious leaders should declare hard drug intake an emergency situation and exhibit a high level of responsibility by using their platforms to preach against it,” he said. (NAN)

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