Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State has reveled that there are plans to begin compulsory drug tests for political office holders, civil servants and students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the state.
This was revealed in a statement signed by Malam Muhammed Garba, the State Commissioner for Information 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.
“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,” Muhammed Garba said.
He called for aggressive mainstreaming and social media campaigns against the menace of drugs which had endangered many lives and economies of nations.
Reports had it that the United Nations General Assembly declared every June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking.
It is aimed at expressing its determination to achieve the goal of an International Society free of drug abuse.