In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, August, 2020

Single Girls Will Bear Drug Checks Earlier than Marriages

Single Ladies Will Undergo Drug Tests Before Marriages


Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla

The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) has proposed to hold out drug assessments for single women earlier than embarking on marriages.

NDLEA Chairman, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla, made this identified on Friday, August 21, whereas destroying seized illicit substances in Maiduguri.

Abdalla mentioned drug assessments could also be included in premarital screenings because of the improve in charge of drug habit amongst ladies and married girls.

The NDLEA boss mentioned the goal of illicit trafficked medicine which hitherto was among the many male youthful inhabitants was quick increasing to now embrace teenage ladies, younger girls and previous married girls.

“As an extension of the proposed Drug Integrity Take a look at Coverage for the general public servants, the company is contemplating partnering with spiritual leaders to make drug testing a prerequisite for marriages in church buildings and mosques because the case for HIV/AIDS”, he mentioned.

He mentioned the essence of the occasion was to make sure that all seized illicit medicine had been put out of circulation, including that 19,234.58 kilograms of illicit substances together with managed pharmaceuticals, hashish sativa, cocaine and heroin had been destroyed.

It was reported that the United Nations Workplace on Medication and Crime (UNODC) had reported in 2018 that drug use was discovered between the North and South geopolitical zones.

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