Chairman, Home Committee on Narcotic Medicine and sponsor of the proposed invoice, Francis Ottah Agbo, stated he’ll sponsor a invoice to empower the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) to hold out obligatory and routine drug assessments on these in search of election into public workplaces.
The invoice, he stated, additionally seeks to topic all serving and intending safety personnel in addition to candidates in search of admissions into tertiary establishments in Nigeria to necessary checks on medicine.
The lawmaker, in an announcement Monday by his media aide, Andrew Agbese, stated the menace of drug dependancy has pervaded all segments of the society and solely drug integrity assessments on folks in vital service sectors can sanitise the system.
He famous that the misbehaviour of some political workplace holders in addition to many of the crimes dedicated within the society is drug-induced.
He harassed that this could have been prevented if these concerned had been ascertained free from illicit medicine.
“I’m proposing a invoice to empower the NDLEA to hold out a compulsory and routine drug check on politicians in search of public workplaces, high public servants, army and paramilitary officers and males, and for teenagers in search of admission into larger establishments. This can test excesses, insanity within the nation and sanitise the system.
“Narcotic drug dependancy is frequent amongst our folks throughout the board; from secondary colleges to the schools; from North to South; from politicians to the civil servants and many others. Certainly, Nigeria is the very best abuser of illicit medicine and hashish is essentially the most abused drug in our nation,” he stated.