CBN governor advocates drug test for political office seekers
- Written by Abdullateef Abubakar Jos
The programme was organised by an NGO, ``I CARE Women and Youth
Initiative,’’ a pet project of the wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Namadi
‘’Anyone who wants to contest for political office or seeking political appointment
should be asked to go for drug test.
‘’If you are in drug you will not have the opportunity to be appointed in any
position of authority in this country,’’ he said.
Sunusi, who blamed the elite for the prevailing moral decadence in the society,
said there was an urgent need to examine the entire value system in the society.
‘’Today we have created class even among our children and we give our children
more money than they need and buy them expensive cars.
‘’We see young boys and girls moving from one office to another looking for
contracts and when they get the money they organise parties and spend the
money any how,’’ he added.
The CBN governor said governments should continue to create employment
opportunities to check drug abuse and other social vices.
The vice-president’s wife called on parents to monitor the activities of their
children and the kind of company they kept.
‘’It is only by so doing that we can nip in the bud the early warning signs of drug
abuse among our children.
‘’Unfortunately, Kano State is said to constitute majority of the 37.5 per cent of
the total drug victims in the North-West Zone which ranks highest in the
‘’More worrisome is the fact that married women are said to be actively involved
in the abuse of these substances with a high percentage of them discovered to
be addicted to them,’’ she said.
Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State said the government would continue to
partner all relevant organisations, to check the menace of drug abuse.
He appealed to the people to cooperate with the government in the fight against
Correspondent Abass Yushau Yusuf reports that 150 trainers, made up of
women, youths, community-based organisations as well as community and
religious leaders are participating in the training.
Do you know that?
On May 23, 1887 the 1st transcontinental train arrived in Vancouver, BC.
On a similar date in 1940 the 1st great dogfight between Spitfires took place
Also on May 23, 1996 In Bangladesh as many as 77 people were feared drowned in a sunken ferry after a collision on the Jamuna River. More than 50 ferries have sunk since 1981 killing more than 1,000 people.
On the same date in 1998 From India and Pakistan it was reported that temperatures had reached 120 degrees and claimed 34 lives. Most of the fatalities occurred in the southwestern Indian state of Maharashtra
However on May 23, 2000 In Nigeria Christians and Muslims clashed for a 2nd day in Kaduna and the death toll mounted to 100.
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