Chinazor Megbolu |
The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Buba Marwa, has proposed a mandatory drug test for all Nigerians.
He disclosed this in a statement signed by the NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi, saying the mandatory drug test is important to identify addicts.
Marwa urged parents to make their children and their partners go for drug tests before taking marital vows.
“At the centre of drug demand reduction is drug testing. Practically, all Nigerians should be subjected to drug tests – politicians, students, workers and all.
“We have set the ball rolling at the agency because charity begins at home. This will enable us to know those afflicted, who need treatment and rehabilitation.
“Equally, it will deter drug abuse because if you know that the result of a drug test will hamper your progression in school, political career or at work, it will deter you.
“In the same vein, we do expect parents to make sure their children don’t get married to addicts by insisting on drug tests before marriage,” Marwa said.
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