Steer Clear of Drugs Abuse, human trafficking, sexual harassment– EDHA Deputy Speaker tells youths
The Deputy Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Hon. Maria Edeko on Thursday called on celebrities and the youths to steer clear of drugs,saying that it would enable them stay focused in their chosen career.
Our source reports that the deputy speaker also warned against human trafficking and sexual harassment.
Edeko made the call when the management and members of the Twinsporium Entertainment Agency paid her a courtesy visit at the Edo House of Assembly complex in Benin.
She opined that drugs abuse, human trafficking and sexual exploitation are social vices that have negatively impacted on the life of youths in the country.
According to her, the menace of drug abuse had in the past brought devastating consequences including physical and mental health problems, financial difficulties and death to many successful celebrities in Nigeria.
“As professionals, one thing you people must avoid as celebrities is drugs because drugs destroy. Most of our greatest artists today have been destroyed by drugs .You can make billions from your career and the billions will go the way it came if you are into drugs.
“As you are aware too, we have been plagued with the menace of human trafficking and exploitation. In the past people could travel aboard to study and they will return back to Nigeria.
“But people now engage in human trafficking, exploitation to earn a living which is bad. God has blessed us with everything”, she said.
The female, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker, representing Esan North- East constituency 1, commended the group for its committed to discovering new talents, develop their potentials and empower youths to earn a living.
Edeko, who noted that the younger generation needed to be nurtured to imbibe and embrace legitimate ventures, however, called on beauty Queens and other would-be celebrities to respect their dignity, adding that those were the only qualities that would make them to the peak of their professions.
Earlier, the President of the Twinsporium Entertainment Agency, Udo Peter Oshomah said that the primary objective of the agency is to discover raw talents in the entertainment industry.
Oshomah explained that the agency helps to develop talents in modelling, acting choreography and event planning among others.
We are redefining the ethics of modeling and pageantry by propagating our cultural values and morality with respect to the dignity of womanhood.
He told the deputy Speaker that the agency was a platform for young girls and boys to harness their potentials in the entertainment industry,” he said
Kudos to our source