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NDLEA Warns Young People That Drugs “Can’t Enhance Academic Performance, Only Distort Thinking”

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The NDLEA has issued a warning to students across Nigeria, including those at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), claiming that no substance can improve their academic performance.

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The NDLEA’s Kwara Command Head, Mohammad Ibrahim, delivered the advice to reporters on campus on Tuesday and said that he doesn’t think using hard drugs will help anyone do better on a test.

Ibrahim claims that a student might suffer long-term consequences due to the little effects of drug use.

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He warned them to stay strong in the face of any influence that might tempt them to start using drugs.

When asked what was being done differently by the Command, he said, “part of what the Command is doing differently is to enhance the working ability of the patrol teams to control the state and also to put more officers on the road to intercept substances coming into the state.”

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Because drug addiction affects every facet of human existence, Ibrahim emphasized that the unit’s focus is on the general population (children and adults alike).

He went on to say that while abuse of any drug is a problem, NAFDAC is responsible for legal drugs while the NDLEA focuses on illegal drugs and psychotropic substances like cocaine, heroin, and cannabis. These are drugs that are strictly prohibited by law.

The head of the NDLEA noted that some substances are not outlawed but are controlled due to the fact that they are sometimes abused despite being prescribed for medical purposes.

“Drug misuse has social, physiological, and physical repercussions.

The prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain that processes rational thought and decides between alternative courses of action.

A person’s level of development does not peak until about the age of 22 or 23. He warned that the use of drugs in the classroom would impair students’ “perception, thinking, and cognitive reasoning,” causing them to make poor choices in the classroom.

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