Nollywood diva, Ini Edo has advised her colleagues in the industry to produce movies that preach against Drug abuse to save the youths.
The multiple award winning actress made the remark at the virtual MTN ASAP’s Drug Convos, in commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Edo insisted that there is need for the Filmmakers to use movies to show young people in society the adverse effects of drug abuse.
She stated: “The National Film and Video Censors Board has a huge role to play in the drug abuse among the youths of today. If you are telling a drug related success story, there has to be a certain result that shows that if you get into this type of Life style, this is what you are going to get at the end of the day. Edo admitted that what many young people see in films is the good side of drug abuse, adding, *they may be thinking ‘oh, I need to be high to perform which is probably what they see on TV and on social media but they don’t see the adverse effects of drug abuse and how damaging it can be on young people.
Joining Edo on the need to educate more young people on the adverse effects of drug abuse, Chiarman, MTN, Foundation, Prince Julius Adelusi Adeluyi reinterated the need for collaboration in the fight against substance abuse.
“Through the Anti-Substance Abuse Programme ASAP, the MTN Foundation hopes to communicate the agency required to tackle the growing menace of drug abuse in our society. Our aim is to create a drug free Nigeria in collaboration with relevant shareholders, Adeluyi stated.