The Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, R.t Hon Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has advised youths in the State to abstain from the use of Illicit drugs.
Nwifuru, a Frontline candidate for the Gubernatorial position in the State doubles as the speaker of the Ebonyi House of Assembly.
He said the use of Illicit drugs such as Indian hemp and other substances as cigarettes would shorten their lives and urged them to use thier natural intelligence and strength.
He gave the advice when the FON youth movement, an organization of youths supporting his guber ambition led by the National President, Comrade Chinedu Emerike and a host of Executive members across the thirteen LGAS paid him a courtesy visit at his home in oferekpe, Izzi local government area of the State.
“As youths, we need to change our ways, so that people will understand what we are doing, many youths think that without taking substance like Indian hemp and cigarettes they will not functions well but it’s not true.
“When you take those things, your body becomes weak and if you become sick your healing process might take long or you will even die.
“If you look at what they write in cigarettes, you will see they say smokers are liable to die young, and when you go and smoke, you are cutting your life short“. Nwifuru said.
He seized the moment and pledged to initiate a new form of empowerment program that would industrialize the State and benefit the youths.
“Our Governor has done very well in infrastructures and human empowerment, my empowerment will be much different.
“We need to have manufacturing industries in Ebonyi State.
“My empowerment will not be sharing money, my empowerment will base on knowledge and acquired skills, we have many youths with ideas but they don’t have the means to materialize them, we will give them the platform.
“For some that want to do their masters abroad, we will ensure that they go out and learn the skills they need to build a strong economy for our State“. he added.
He charged the youths to go about preaching the new initiatives that FON will bring to them with courage and determination to win the elections.
Earlier, the National President of the FON youth movement, Comrade Chinedu Emerike who led the delegation of Executive members across the thirteen LGAs pledged continued support for the APC gubernatorial Candidate and assured him that everyone would work to ensure he emerge victorious.