Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano State Governor, has given orders that contestants in search of the All Progressives Congress’ government council positions bear a compulsory drug take a look at.
In keeping with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN), 13 councillorship aspirants in Kano had early within the 12 months examined optimistic for arduous medication.
Ganduje directed all of the contestants to report back to the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) within the state for the screening earlier than 7:00am.
This was contained in a press release issued by the Commissioner for Data, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday in Kano.
“The directive is part of government’s policy, to rid Kano of illicit substances,” Garba stated.
He warned that no contestant can be screened with out present process the obligatory drug take a look at forward of the October 16 state congress of the ruling get together.
“Similar tests were carried out for contestants into local government election, as well as political appointees including members of the state executive council before offering them a portfolio,” added the assertion.
The commissioner added that Ganduje had already mandated the state workplace of the NDLEA to conduct the assessments.
The commissioner reaffirmed the governor’s dedication to rid political leaders of drug abuse.
“Government will not hesitate to issue necessary disciplinary measures against anyone found with the trace of illicit substances, including a compulsory recommendation for rehabilitation,” the commissioner acknowledged.
On January 8, 13 councillorship aspirants in Kano examined optimistic for arduous medication.
In keeping with the APC secretary in Kano, Ibrahim Sarina, the ruling get together had, by the NDLEA, performed assessments on the candidates.
Sarina had revealed that the 13 councillorship candidates who examined optimistic had been changed.