NDLEA seeks drug test for political aspirants

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has written a letter to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen Abdullahi Adamu, requesting that officials of the agency be given access to conduct drugs integrity tests for politicians seeking political offices in the country.

NDLEA Chairman, Brig Gen Buba Marwa (rtd), announced this on Wednesday while speaking at the 1st quarter award ceremony of the agency in Abuja.

Marwa said he would also write the national chairman of other political parties to request that operatives of NDLEA be allowed to conduct drugs integrity tests on aspirants seeking for higher offices when it is time for their Primaries.

He explained that the drugs test is necessary to ensure that politicians vested with important national offices do not use budgetary allocations to purchase cocaine or Methamphetamine instead of providing needed services for the masses.’

The NDLEA is a Federal law enforcement agency in Nigeria under the Federal Ministry of Justice, charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. The agency was established by Decree Number 48 of 1989.

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