Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has said that plans are underway to begin compulsory drug tests for political office holders, civil servants, and students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the state.
In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammed Garba, on Friday, to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse, said the compulsory drugs test would begin when the state Drug Administration Agency begins operation.
”The Ganduje-led administration has been passionate about fighting illicit drug trafficking and abuse and set up a task force.
“The governor instituted programmes aimed at curtailing drug abuse. This includes setting up and streamlining activities for the stats Task Force committee, which had intercepted and destroyed about a billion naira worth drugs,” he said.
He called for aggressive mainstreaming and social media campaigns against the menace of drugs which had endangered many lives and economies of…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper