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NDLEA Chairman, Marwa recommends drug test for politicians

Buba Marwa, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recommended a drug test for politicians.

This recommendation was made by the CEO of NDLEA, Marwa during a meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos in Marina on Wednesday March 17.

He said;

“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. 

“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.”

The NDLEA chairman appealed the government to lead the way with the integrity drug test for students in the state

He also stated that youths are affected most when it comes to drug abuse.

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