The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammed Garba, has signed the statement on Friday, to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse, said the compulsory drugs test will commence when the state Drug Administration Agency start operation.
”The Ganduje-led administration has been passionate about fighting illicit drug trafficking and abuse and set up a task force.
“The governor instituted programs aimed at curtailing drug abuse. which includes setting up and streamlining activities for the stats Task Force committee, which had to deflect and destroyed about a billion naira worth drugs,” he said.
He called for aggressive mainstreaming and social media campaigns against the menace of drugs which had endangered many lives and economies of nations.
The NAN reported that the United Nations General Assembly declared every June 26 to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking.
It is aimed at expressing its determination to achieve the goal of an International Society free of drug abuse.
The theme of the day for 2020 is ”Better knowledge for better care” emphasized the need to improve understanding of the world drug problem.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, make known his plans are underway to start compulsory drug tests for political office holders, civil servants, and students seeking admission into tertiary institutions in the state.