By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Chairman/CEO of TEWORH Sports and Skills Centre, Suraj Ola Abdulwahab has given reasons why his organisation organised a one-day multiple activities to sensitize the public on dangers of drugs abuse.
He expressed this while speaking to newsmen at the end of the one day event with the theme: ‘Team Work Makes the Dream Work’ held at the Murtala Square, Kaduna on Saturday.
“It’s about sensitizing the community. Not just children alone, we are looking at the agents of socialization, parents community leaders and everybody in the community because the drug issue is consuming our community.
“We need to talk, we need to work as a team, that’s why we chose the theme we are using this year, ” he said.
He explained that the fight against drug abuse required all hands to be on deck for it to be successful.
“We want everybody to key in because as a team, we can always win,” he expressed.
Abdulwahab described the outing as a huge success.
“It was absolutely successful the schools that came were happy and the lecture they received was very educative,” he pointed out.
On how his organization was able to put together such a financially consuming event, he said they did it with help from others.
“It was sponsored by TEWORH Sports and Skills Centre, with support from schools like, Little Scholars who supported financially and morally, as well as Albidayatu Jameelah Schools.
“The Kaduna State Government graciously gave us facility to use through the ministry of sports.
“Dr. Hasheem Saidu of Health and Happiness Foundation, that presented the lecture supported us financially, morally and with books, Linking Hand Foundation also supported us,” he said, while appreciating all that contributed for the noble gesture.
He expressed optimism that the annual event which has been held for five years consecutively will be sustained, while appealing for more support from corporate organisations and public spirited individuals.
No fewer than 200 students from six schools participated in the event.