The chairman of Nigerian drugs enforcement office, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, has said young Nigerians would soon be required to certify themselves free from illicit drugs before they could get married.
The NDLEA boss, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti, at a colloquium organised by the Ekiti State’s Ministry of Justice, said parents will be asked to list drug-free documents as part of requirements for approving their children’s marriage.
He described the menace of drug use in the country as “worrisome’’.
He called for concerted efforts by stakeholders to campaign against the use of illicit drugs,” Mr Marwa said.
The anti-drug agency boss suggested that parents should from now include drug certificates as part of criteria to give their daughters and sons hands in marriage.