The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, has recommended a drug test for all aspiring politicians in the country.
This recommendation was made by the NDLEA boss during a meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of Lagos State, in Marina on Wednesday.
According to him,“Running for public offices is a big responsibility. One should not be in this important assignment for the public while his or her head is filled up because of drugs”.
“The drug scourge is now an epidemic in Nigeria. The prevalence is 15 percent; 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 further lamented.
The NDLEA chairman appealed to the government to lead the way with the integrity drug test for students in the State, saying that youths are affected most when it comes to drug abuse.