Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state Executive Council Meeting held at the Government House, Kano.
According to Mr Garba, the decision was part of the government’s policies to rid Kano of illicit substance abuse.
He reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to tackle drug abuse among political leaders.
He said the government would not hesitate to issue necessary disciplinary measures against “anyone found with the trace of illicit substance including a compulsory recommendation for rehabilitation”.