ODU’A CAMPAIGNS AGAINST DRUG ABUSE… VISIT PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HOME

ODU’A CAMPAIGNS AGAINST DRUG ABUSE… VISIT PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HOME
In a historic campaign, the management and staff of Odu’a Investment Company Limited on Saturday, January 19, 2019 joined the crusade against drug abuse in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital..

Led by the energetic Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO), Mr Adewale Raji, the staff of the conglomerate undertook a group walk for two hours to lend their voice and support to the anti-drug abuse campaign in the country.

The worthy leadership of Odu’a Group was joined by staff of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission. Some other patriots whose offices are located in the Cocoa House headquarters of the company excited by the anti-drug abuse campaign joined the walk from Dugbe Central Business District to Mokola Roundabout to increase the awareness against the menace.

The group sang and danced to melodious tunes as they trudged through the ever-busy business districts of Queen Cinema, Ekotedo, Dugbe to campaign against the societal ill.

After the two -hour workout, which also served to raise awareness about the importance of physical exercise, the GMD told reporters that the crusade was an aspect of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He added that the company was not only in business to lead in the economic development of the region, but to also support the entire well-being of the people as a responsible corporate organization.

He spoke further: “From the point of view of Odu’a group, I think fundamentally we cannot ignore the environment in which we live. Drug abuse is a major challenge affecting the youths who essentially are our hope for the future.The issue of drug abuse has become a very pervasive thing and we do know that a lot of destinies have been cut short because of the indulgence and peer influence relating to drug abuse. We heard recently in the news where the Customs Service was talking about the seizure of huge containers of Tramadol and you start wondering whether this is good. Suddenly under the current economic climate, we found out our youths are turning to drugs.

According to Mr Raji, the Odu’a conglomerate therefore considered it necessary to participate in sensitizing the public, the youth, the old and parents alike, adding “It is good to sensitize them to curb the menace of drug abuse among the youths”

He continued: “In addition to that, we also believe in the element of promoting what we call good and healthy lifestyle to make sure we can live a very healthy life. Today, there are several common diseases that we know about and we do know that apart from good, healthy eating, it is important that one exercises the body and lives a very healthy lifestyle. So, we do believe that apart from creating awareness relating to the menace of drug abuse among the generality of the public, we also believe that it should be an opportunity for us to promote the element of good lifestyle in the society and making sure we are fit and we can really have a very enduring life.”

Apart from the crusade, Raji said the company supports education of students from the region through scholarship and other instruments, adding that it also supports Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working with youths and sports, among others.

According to him, the walk might become an annual event.

The Public Relations Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, who also joined in the walk, described it as a laudable project that further accentuated the work of the agency against the use of illicit drugs in the Nigerian society.

An Ibadan High Chief, the Agbaakin Olubadan and former General Manager, Corporate Affairs of Odu’a, Oloye Lekan Alabi, commended the company for the initiative. He described it as an innovation in the 43-year history of the conglomerate.

“Apart from fulfilling corporate social responsibility, Odu’a Investment Company Limited is leading the way for other corporate bodies, institutions and individuals to join the fight against drug abuse because drug abuse has not only become a menace, it is also a destroyer of lives of potential great men and women.” Alabi said.

Odu’a Charity Committee, led by its Chairperson, Mrs Abiola Ajayi who is also the Company Secretary/Head of Legal after the health walk paid a visit to Cheshire Home for the Physically Challenged Persons at Eleyele in Ibadan.
Gifts ranging from ’32-inch Television Set, decoder with one-year subscription, bags of rice, bags of soap, detergents, three (3) life turkeys, assorted drinks in packs, semovita, kegs of vegetable oil and tissue papers were donated together with some cash to the residents of the Home

Led by the energetic Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO), Mr Adewale Raji, the staff of the conglomerate undertook a group walk for two hours to lend their voice and support to the anti-drug abuse campaign in the country.

The worthy leadership of Odu’a Group was joined by staff of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission. Some other patriots whose offices are located in the Cocoa House headquarters of the company excited by the anti-drug abuse campaign joined the walk from Dugbe Central Business District to Mokola Roundabout to increase the awareness against the menace.

The group sang and danced to melodious tunes as they trudged through the ever-busy business districts of Queen Cinema, Ekotedo, Dugbe to campaign against the societal ill.

After the two -hour workout, which also served to raise awareness about the importance of physical exercise, the GMD told reporters that the crusade was an aspect of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He added that the company was not only in business to lead in the economic development of the region, but to also support the entire well-being of the people as a responsible corporate organization.

He spoke further: “From the point of view of Odu’a group, I think fundamentally we cannot ignore the environment in which we live. Drug abuse is a major challenge affecting the youths who essentially are our hope for the future. The issue of drug abuse has become a very pervasive thing and we do know that a lot of destinies have been cut short because of the indulgence and peer influence relating to drug abuse. We heard recently in the news where the Customs Service was talking about the seizure of huge containers of Tramadol and you start wondering whether this is good. Suddenly under the current economic climate, we found out our youths are turning to drugs.

According to Mr Raji, the Odu’a conglomerate therefore considered it necessary to participate in sensitizing the public, the youth, the old and parents alike, adding “It is good to sensitize them to curb the menace of drug abuse among the youths”

He continued: “In addition to that, we also believe in the element of promoting what we call good and healthy lifestyle to make sure we can live a very healthy life. Today, there are several common diseases that we know about and we do know that apart from good, healthy eating, it is important that one exercises the body and lives a very healthy lifestyle. So, we do believe that apart from creating awareness relating to the menace of drug abuse among the generality of the public, we also believe that it should be an opportunity for us to promote the element of good lifestyle in the society and making sure we are fit and we can really have a very enduring life.”

Apart from the crusade, Raji said the company supports education of students from the region through scholarship and other instruments, adding that it also supports Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working with youths and sports, among others.

According to him, the walk might become an annual event.

The Public Relations Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Oyo State, Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, who also joined in the walk, described it as a laudable project that further accentuated the work of the agency against the use of illicit drugs in the Nigerian society.

An Ibadan High Chief, the Agbaakin Olubadan and former General Manager, Corporate Affairs of Odu’a, Oloye Lekan Alabi, commended the company for the initiative. He described it as an innovation in the 43-year history of the conglomerate.

“Apart from fulfilling corporate social responsibility, Odu’a Investment Company Limited is leading the way for other corporate bodies, institutions and individuals to join the fight against drug abuse because drug abuse has not only become a menace, it is also a destroyer of lives of potential great men and women.” Alabi said.

Odu’a Charity Committee, led by its Chairperson, Mrs Abiola Ajayi who is also the Company Secretary/Head of Legal after the health walk paid a visit to Cheshire Home for the Physically Challenged Persons at Eleyele in Ibadan.
Gifts ranging from ’32-inch Television Set, decoder with one-year subscription, bags of rice, bags of soap, detergents, three (3) life turkeys, assorted drinks in packs, semovita, kegs of vegetable oil and tissue papers were donated together with some cash to the residents of the Home

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Odu’a GMD, Mr Adewale Raji, 4th left, with some Leadership Team Members leading the drug abuse campaign.

Odu’a says walk out of drugs, love yourself… and say no to drugs abuse

Odu’a Staff set for the drug campaign walk

Oloye Lekan Alabi, the Agbaakin Olubadan of Ibadan Land and former General Manager Cooperate A, center, with Leadership Team of Odu’a Investment Company

Oloye Lekan Alabi, The LT Team and staff of OICL after the health walk

Odu’a Charity committee presenting gift items to the physically challenged persons at Eleyele Ibadan

Odu’a Charity committee presenting gift items to the physically challenged persons at Eleyele Ibadan


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