BAADRA 2022, A GATHERING OF EXEMPLARY ACHIEVERS, FINDING LASTING SOLUTION TO DRUG-INDUCED CRIMES
The 2022 edition of Blissful Affairs Annual Discourse and Recognition Awards BAADRA may have come and gone, but the memory of it’s potential contributions to finding lasting solution to the menacing and worrisome sporadic rise in drug abuse and crimes, mostly perpetrated by young adults will surely remain unforgettable by those privileged to attend the event on Sunday, the 4th of December, 2022.
Obviously, the banquet hall of Presken Hotel and Suites Ikeja witnessed a large turnout of awardees and invited guests.
Heralded by a blissful red carpet, a veteran Nigerian comedian and compete, MC Kirikiri mesmerized everyone with his rib cracking jokes to the relief of all.
However, special guest speaker of the event, Mr. Femi Babafemi, Director of Media and Advocacy National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, vehemently delved on the award’s major topic of discussion tagged REORIENTATION NIGERIAN YOUTHS FROM DRUG ABUSE AND CRIMES.
The amiable, soft spoken journalist and administrator spoke glowingly on the selfless commitment of the NDLEA in ensuring that drug abuse is exterminated from the shores of Nigeria. He spoke on the causes of drug intakes, its dangers and the ways out. Babafemi also admonished Nigerian youths to eschew drug abuse describing substances like marijuana, cocaine, tramadol, codeine, alcohol and others as not only dangerous to their health but detrimental to the larger society. He said that shying away from these drugs will go a long way in positively reshape the country, making it a safer haven for economic advancement.
Remarkable Nigerians who were outstanding in their various endeavours and have proven their onions during the year under review were presented with different noble awards.
The awardees are Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, Chairman of NDLEA, MFM General Overseer Pastor Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, Pastor Adeboye-led Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Mr. Babajide Kolade Otitoju Director of News TVC, Primate Oyedele of INRI Spiritual Church, Amb. Dr. Temitope Ajayi Mama Diaspora, Mr. Abiodun Sylvester Alabi Commissioner of Police Lagos State, foremost legal luminary Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho, AIG Adeleke Adeyinka AIG in charge of Zone 2, Ayodele Subair Chairman LIRS, Alhaji Abiola Abdul – Azeez Istijabah Lagos State Chairman TOOAN, Sona Group of Companies, Rites Foods Limited, Brooks and Blake, FirstBank Nigeria, Polaris Bank, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Emmanuel Aluede founder True Nigerian worldwide Organization, Michelle Adedeji Ademola., MD Nerata Media Solution, Odogwu bitters, Amb. Cornel Udofia.