Politicians, Students Should Be Tested For Drugs —Marwa

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All students and politicians vying for public office should undergo mandatory integrity Brigadier-General Buba Marwa has said.

Marwa, who is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), made this known yesrerday at a meeting with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Marina.

“Running for public offices is a big responsibility. You should not be in this important assignment for the public and your head is filled up because of drugs,” he was quoted as saying.

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, Maria who was a former Lagos military administrator added, “The drug scourge is now an epidemic in Nigeria. The prevalence is 15 per cent; three times the global average. One in seven Nigerians takes drugs. We have found out that there is nexus between drug use and crime.”

He commended the efforts of the state government on the issue of drug abuse in the State, describing Lagos as the first state in Nigeria in some innovative ways.

He called on the Lagos state government to lead the way with the integrity drug test for students in the state.

According to him, the youths are affected most when it comes to drug abuse, making it necessary for students, especially those in tertiary institutions to take the integrity tests.

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