The Kano State Government has directed contestants looking for govt council positions within the All Progressive Congress (APC) within the state to endure a compulsory drug check.
An announcement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday, stated all individuals ought to report back to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) within the state for the screening, starting from Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to the shut of nomination kind sale.
Garba stated the choice was a part of the federal government’s coverage to rid Kano of illicit substance, insisting that no aspirant can be allowed with out NDLEA certification.
He warned that no contestant can be screened with out present process the obligatory drug check forward of the October 16 state congress of the ruling celebration.
“Similar assessments had been carried out for contestants into native authorities election, in addition to political appointees together with members of the state govt council earlier than providing them a portfolio,” the assertion says.
The Commissioner added that Governor Ganduje had already mandated the state workplace of the NDLEA to conduct the assessments.
Garba reaffirmed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration’s dedication to cease drug abuse amongst political leaders.
“Government will not hesitate to issue necessary disciplinary measures against anyone found with the trace of illicit substances, including a compulsory recommendation for rehabilitation.” he added.