Mrs. Bolanle Amupitan, Kogi Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, has handed over two students caught smoking banned substance behind the fence of the ministry to the NDLEA.
The students, aged 15 and 18, were from Bishop Delise College, Lokoa.
The commissioner also handed over the substance to the drug agency for identification and advice on possible measures to stop children from such bad habits.
She advised the NDLEA to rehabilitate the two students and others like them and urged parents to sensitize their children on the need to avoid banned substances.
She also advised parents to monitor the company kept by their children so as to rid them of bad gangs.
“Parents should always find time to talk to their children and know the type of people they mingle with because most of these strange attitudes are picked from friends."
“We must join hands together to care for our children because they are the leaders of tomorrow,” she said.
She mandated three senior officials of the ministry to carry out a detailed investigation on the matter and report back to her within the shortest possible time.