On June 25, 2023, MTN joined forces with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to organize a walk against substance abuse in Lagos and Abuja. The walk was a powerful symbol of solidarity in the battle against drug abuse, and it also served as a call to action for individuals, communities, and the government to address this pressing issue.
MTN also commemorated World Drug Abuse Day on June 26th at the State House Conference Centre in Abuja. During the event, MTN hosted a prize ceremony for the winners of the ASAP 2023 Quiz Competition. This initiative, which was spearheaded by MTN, aimed at engaging and educating Nigerian youths on the dangers of drug abuse. The quiz competition encouraged young Nigerians in secondary schools to deepen their understanding of the subject matter while providing a platform to showcase their knowledge and commitment to combating drug abuse.
MTN’s involvement in these events is just one example of the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. MTN understands the power of its reach and influence, and it recognizes the importance of leveraging its platform to address critical social issues like drug abuse.
MTN is not just a company that provides telecommunications services. It’s also a company that cares about the people it serves. And by fighting substance abuse, MTN is making a real difference in the lives of Nigerians.
Here are some fun facts about MTN’s CSR efforts on substance abuse:
The walk against substance abuse in Lagos was attended by over 10,000 people.
The ASAP 2023 Quiz Competition had over 100,000 participants from secondary schools across Nigeria.
MTN has donated over $1 million to organizations that are working to combat substance abuse in Nigeria.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please reach out for help. There are many resources available, and you don’t have to go through this alone.