Nigeria House of Representatives has said it will move a bill for compulsory test of politicians and security agents to avoid surrounding the corridor of power and security service of people of unstable minds.
This is was stated by the Chairman, House Committee on Narcotic Drugs, Francis Ottah Agbo in Abuja on Tuesday.
The house committed chairman, said he will sponsor a bill to empower the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to carry out compulsory and routine drug tests on those seeking election into public offices.
The lawmaker, said the bill will also seeks to compel all serving and intending security personnel as well as candidates seeking admissions into tertiary institutions in Nigeria to mandatory drug checks.
According to him, in a statement Monday by his media aide, Andrew Agbese, added the menace of drug addiction has pervaded all segments of the society and only drug integrity tests on people in critical service sectors can sanitise the system.
The reps member lamented that the misbehaviour of some political office holders and security agents as well as most of the crimes committed in the society is drug-induced.
“I’m proposing a bill to empower the NDLEA to carry out a mandatory and routine drug test on politicians seeking public offices, top public servants, military and paramilitary officers and men, and for youths seeking admission into higher institutions. This will check excesses, madness in the country and sanitise the system.
“Narcotic drug addiction is common among our people across the board; from secondary schools to the universities; from North to South; from politicians to the civil servants etc. Indeed, Nigeria is the highest abuser of illicit drugs and cannabis is the most abused drug in our country,” he said.