Kano To Begin Testing All Political Office Holders, Civil Servants For Drugs

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State is set to begin compulsory drug tests for political office holders, civil servants and students seeking admission into tertiary institutions.

This comes as the United Nations General Assembly celebrates the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking on Friday, June 26, themed ”Better knowledge for better care”  which emphasises the need to improve understanding of the world’s drug problem.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammed Garba, on Friday, to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse, Ganduje said the compulsory drug test would begin when the state Drug Administration Agency begins operation, NAN reports.

”The Ganduje-led administration has been passionate about fighting illicit drug trafficking and abuse and has set up a task force”.

“The governor instituted programmes aimed at curtailing drug abuse. This includes setting up and streamlining activities for the state Task Force committee, which had intercepted and destroyed about a billion naira worth of 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 nations.

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