Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


South Africa-based NGO plans to set up base in Nigeria

21 July 2015, 07:58

Johannesburg - A South Africa-based Non Governmental Organisation, Oasis of Love Ministry International, said on Monday that it would set up a base in Nigeria to campaign for a drug-free world.

The President of the NGO, Bishop Ejike Anyaegbunam, said in Johannesburg that the body would also assist in setting up charity homes.

"We are involved in campaigns aimed at checking drug and alcohol abuse in Africa.

"In South Africa, there is so much drug abuse and we are partnering with the government and other NGOs to fight drug and alcohol abuse," he said.

Anyaegbunam said the NGO had representatives in Abuja and Lagos but was working hard to set up a centre in the country to effectively coordinate its activities.

Also read:Enugu indigenes in South Africa task Gov. Ugwuanyi

When fully established in Nigeria, he said the NGO would partner with the government and other bodies to take its campaign to the grass roots, especially schools and markets.

"Drugs destroys the future and destiny of our youths and our NGO want to stop these vices," he said.

Desiree Okolo, an Indian married to a Nigerian and member of the NGO, said the group wants to be more active in Nigeria to sensitise youths on drug and alcohol abuse.

"We want to tell the truth about drugs, what they do to the body and how they can destroy somebody's future.

"Our NGO is also interested in telling the youths about alcohol abuse. With the knowledge, the youths can create a better future for themselves," she said.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...