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LG polls: Kano to conduct drug test on aspirants

- From Richard P. Ngbokai, Kano

Kano State government, in collaborat­ion with the National Drug Law Enforcemen­t Agency (NDLEA), has unveiled plans to conduct drug tests on all aspirants in the local government election slated for January next year.

The Commission­er for Local Government­s Affairs, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, disclosed this while declaring open a 2-day workshop organised to create awareness among the employees of the 44 local government areas about the effects of drug abuse.

Garo, who represente­d the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, further revealed that very soon, similar drug test would be conducted on local government employees across the 44 LGAs of the state.

He said those found with traces of drug abuse in them would be taken to rehabilita­tion centres.

The NDLEA commander, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, declared support to the government’s efforts at combating drug and substance abuse to help in curbing crime and criminalit­y in the state.

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