The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) chairman while Speaking at an event on Friday, August 21, in Maiduguri said women would now be required to undergo a drug test before getting married.
According to The NDLEA Chairman, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla, drug tests may be included in premarital screenings due to the increase in rate of drug addiction among girls and married women. He said the drug test is now considered as important as the HIV/AIDS test.
“As an extension of the proposed Drug Integrity Test Policy for the public servants, the agency is considering partnering with religious leaders to make drug testing a prerequisite for marriages in churches and mosques as the case for HIV/AIDS.
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