THE ROLE OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN COMBATING DRUG ABUSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY. (A CASE STUDY OF N.T.A. ENUGU STATE)
The aim of this study was to examine “The Role of Electronic Media in Combating Drug Abuse and its National Implication”. Chapter two was specifically intended to find out the role of electronic media in combating drug abuse and national security. It was revealed among other things, that factors includes peer pressure, unemployment, idleness, family disinter gratin .Thus chapter three and four high light the methods used for the research, information were primary collected through questionnaires and this was analyzed by simple parentage showing diverse opinion or views of respondents as regards drug abuse and its attendant problems. Finally, chapter five went further to suggest areas of improvement and needs that will help both man agent of National Television authority in their effort to combating drug abuse in the country.
1.1 Background to the study
Communication dates back money centuries age right from the creation of man and this painting on the wall to the present use of scientific and methodical approaches in different spines of human pre-acceptation. it approaches the use of widely calculable media ,opportunities in on orderly target and insult –oriented manner. mass communication media me made up of print and electronic media the electronic media which will be on, main fouls ,Coleman, cable massages of .it is established for the promotion of electronic developmental development ,enhancement of education al development stimulation of political participation and arousing of national consciousness and unity ,entertaining members of the society ,among others.
Although the function of electronic media in Nigeria right from its inception in 1959, chemo not been altered, it has maintained its status quo .television is the most drama tie urban medium with of partout audience reach ,it is currently the most potent communication medium because of its edentates of sound, pictures , motion inspirational values, in door untimely .Radio coverage is no less them 90 percent effective, the use of vernacular language to convey massage makes radio a very flexible portable and available medium, it is also inexpensive
Beery government no matter its policy recognizes role of the media in national development undoubtedly, the electronic meant make gone tent contribution towards societal improvements, so with this in mind and the features already mentioned above, it con rightly be said that the electric media is the hub that holds the which of society together and it has a role to play in combating the various scrooge that afflicts man today and one of such problems that has threatened the existence of man is drug buses
1.2 Statement of the Problem
The continuous abuse of these drugs, has lead to a situation of drug addicted unloved developing a bondage to the drug. Drug therefore a state of period, or choice intoxication produced by repeated consummation of a drug (natural or synthetic) its characteristics are on over powering compulsives to continue in taking the drug, tend only to increase the dose, and the desire to obtain it by all means –situation that often leads to various crimes ,including the distortions of national economies , monetary. Polices due to laundering of profits ,narcotic, crimes (especially violence, cultism, assai sedation, and moral , decadence among our youth)The effects of drug abuse one detrimental not only to the individual but to the society as a whole ,yet this problem is on the increase tent news about drug abuse involving ones in higher institution of learning ,chouse the serious threat to our national scanty ,can the electronic media as a vehicle for information dissemination be relied upon to perform its role in the society, to join hand in the battle against drug abuse?..