- Students and politicians must undergo drug test according to NDLEA
- The agency said it is necessary to have politicians who have a clean mindset
- Going further, NDLEA claims there is a bond between insecurity and drug use
Politicians and students in Nigeria are in for a new thing. This time, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).
According to the chairman of the agency, Brig. General Buba Marwa (retd), politicians seeking public office and students seeking admission into higher institutions must undergo drug integrity test, Guardian reports.
Marwa disclosed this in Abuja while delivering a paper on “Drug Abuse and National Security Challenge: Way Forward."
He said those who must hold public offices managing the affairs of Nigerians must have clear minds and not be under the influence of any hard drug, Punch Newspaper added.
Going further, he added that the same thing applies to students seeking admission into higher institutions.
He said because of the evidence-based strong nexus between drug abuse and security challenges across the country, concerted efforts must be made towards tackling the drug scourge headlong.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that a has been uncovered in the palace of a traditional ruler in Anambra state. The agency made the disclosure on Monday, March 8, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Femi Babafemi.
Babafemi stated that the illicit drugs were discovered by the Anambra state command of the agency. According to the spokesperson, 58.5 grammes of cocaine and 13.9 grammes of heroin were the quantity recovered.
The NDLEA did not mention the name of the traditional ruler in whose palace the drugs were found.
The agency recently arrested a transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu with hard substances which is worth not less than N1 billion in Sokoto.
NDLEA's director, media, and advocacy, Femi Babafemi, said Timothy (36 years old) was trying to get to Algeria en route Niger Republic.
In other news, the NDLEA impounded some weapons from suspected gun runners in Niger state.
According to the head of NDLEA's command in Niger, Aloye Isaac Oludare, the suspects, Danjuma Auta and Daniel Danrang were arrested on Monday, March 1, along the Kontagora- Zuru road.
Oludare revealed that the gun dealers were caught with 12 AK 47 rifles and 15 pistols. The NDLEA boss in Niger said that the duo hid the weapons in a sack bag and was attempting to take them to a secret destination when they were caught.