Chairman of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, has stated younger Nigerians will quickly be required to acquire a drug-free certificates from the company earlier than getting married.
Based on him, dad and mom can be requested to checklist such paperwork certifying their kids’s spouses free from illicit medicine as a part of the necessities for approving their kids’s marriage.
Marwa disclosed this on Thursday in Ado-Ekiti at a colloquium tagged: “Stroll Away from Medicine” organised by Ekiti State Ministry of Justice.
Based on him, the measure has turn out to be crucial, contemplating the worsening menace of drug use within the nation.
He stated: “In Nigeria in the present day, there isn’t a problem that’s extra worrisome than drug abuse.
“As an illustration, insurgency, kidnapping and banditry are seen as peculiar to sure components of the nation, however drug abuse has no boundary or respect for ethnicity or faith.
“The menace is so worrisome that inside the final two months, greater than N60 billion price of illicit medicine have been seized and perpetrators arrested and prosecuted.
“If entry to medicine is prevented, criminality may be decreased by 50 per cent,” Marwa stated. He referred to as for concerted efforts by stakeholders to marketing campaign towards using illicit medicine.”
The anti-drug company boss prompt that folks ought to embody drug certificates as a part of the standards to present their daughters and sons palms in marriage.
“This would be the starting in decreasing drug utilization and its prevailing financial results on the nation,” he added.
Declaring open the occasion, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, restated his administration’s dedication to decreasing drug abuse.