All of the 44 aspiring Native Authorities Chairmen and their Councillors are to endure narcotic drug assessments, earlier than been allowed to totally take part within the forthcoming February 2021 scheduled Kano Native Authorities elections.
This trace was dropped by the Kano State Commissioner for Native Governments, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, urging the potential contestants to topic themselves to drug assessments.
Sule Garo insisted that the drug take a look at would go alongside manner in making certain that leaders who’re paramount within the dispensation of democratic norms are free from being addicts for folks to take pleasure in advantages of the system.
The commissioner made the decision at a two-day workshop organized to create consciousness on drug and substance abuse on the native authorities stage.
The workshop was organized by the state authorities in collaboration with the Nationwide Medicine Regulation Enforcement Company, (NDLEA), Kano State Command.
“I’m calling on all Chairmanship and Councilorship contestants within the forthcoming native authorities elections to endure drug assessments with NDLEA to make sure that public workplace holders should not addicts,” he mentioned.
Garo mentioned the workshop turned essential to curtail the menace of drug abuse in Kano, particularly on the grassroots.
He added that quickly, the state authorities will conduct drug assessments on staff of Native Authorities Councils within the State.
The NDLEA Commander in Kano, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, whereas talking, famous the uncomfortable side effects of drug abuse and mentioned the sensitization was very well timed.
The workshop was attended by senior officers of the 44 native authorities areas of Kano State.