Ahead of the 2023 general election, The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig Gen Buba Marwa (rtd) has called on those aspiring public offices to come for a drug test.
Marwa had written a letter to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Sen Abdullahi Adamu, requesting that officials of the NDLEA be given access to conduct drug integrity tests for politicians seeking political offices in the country.
The anti-drug agency’s boss repeated the call on Wednesday while decorating officers who have distinguished themselves in the fight against drugs with medals and awards.
The NDLEA chair noted that when it is the turn of PDP and other parties, to conduct their party primaries, he would also write the national chairman and request that operatives of NDLEA be allowed to conduct drugs integrity tests on politicians aspiring for higher offices.
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Marwa who was speaking during the 1st quarter award ceremony of the agency in Abuja explained that the drugs test is essential to ensure that politicians conferred with important national offices not used budgetary allocations to go and buy cocaine or Methamphetamine instead of providing needed services for the masses.