The Muslim journalists association noted that this will go a long way to discourage sale and consumption of alcohol and other substances among the youth.
MMPN, Oyo State chapter in a communique issued at the end of its monthly meeting in Ibadan on Sunday, observed that many youths engaged in consumption of alcohol and other hard drugs which have adverse effects on their psycological well-being.
The association noted that this was responsible for the high rate of thuggery, armed robbery, kidnapping, banditry, gun running across the country.
It called on governments to make law and impose heavy sanctions that will discourage sale and consumption of alcohol.
In the communique signed by MMPN Chairman in the state, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi and the communique drafting members, Mr. Shehu Suleman and Mr. Semiu Akinremi, the association also urged federal government to address the hardship caused by inflation.
It decried high cost of foods and other goods in the market, which had increased hardship in the country.
“MMPN said that many youths in the country engage in consumption of alcohol and other hard drugs which have adverse effects on their psycological well-being resulting in thuggery, armed robbery, kidnapping, banditry, gun running among others.
“The body Called on government at all levels to address the rate at which hard drugs and drinks are being circulated in the society.
“MMPN frowned at unregulated manner alcohol and other hard drugs are being displayed and sold at motor parks as well as other parts of the society.
“MMPN called on government to make law and impose heavy sanction without fine that will discourage the sale and consumption of alcohol and other hard drugs in the society.
“The body further called on parents to mentor their children for them to be useful to the society and shun all forms of social vices.
“MMPN called on government at all levels and well-meaning Nigerians to empower the youths and the needy in the society, empowering of those on the streets would reduce insecurity in Nigeria,” the communiqué read.