The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is mulling a compulsory drug test for single ladies before they tie the nuptial knots.
The Chairman of the agency, Mohammed Mustapha Abdallah disclosed this to the press during the destruction of drugs in Borno state on Friday, August 21st 2020.
He was quoted to have said:
“As an extension of the proposed Drugs Integrity Test Policy in the public service, the NDLEA is also considering partnering with religious leaders to make drug test a prerequisite for marriage in Churches and Mosques just as the case of HIV/AIDS and genotype test.
We can no longer remain indifferent to the problems and refused to take responsibility in an effort to control drugs, we must come to term that drugs issue is a shared responsibility for all in the society.
Government at all levels, community and religious leaders, parents, social workers, the media, youth organisations and policy makers should see it as a point of duty to come together and identify with our office efforts of combating drug abuse.”