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NDLEA chairman seeks drug test for Corps members

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NDLEA chairman seeks drug test for Corps members

NDLEA chairman Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa has asked that youth corps members undergo a drug test.

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Marwa made the call when he hosted the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Fadah led his management team on a courtesy visit to the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday 8th, 2022.

The NDLEA chief painted a picture of Nigeria’s drug problem with facts and figures from the 2018 national drug survey while calling for collective efforts to change the narrative. 

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“There is the need for drug test for our youth corps members as they report at the orientation camps. Once they know therell be drug test at the camps, they will abstain from it. The whole essence is to ensure help gets to those who test positive early. This is part of our War Against Drug Abuse, WADA, initiative,” Marwa stated. 

“Nigeria has a drug issue. Were determined to ensure this is changed but we cant do it alone, we need organisations like NYSC to reduce and control demand for drugs. Nigeria has insufficient rehabilitation and counselling centres,”

“We need counselling centres in the primary health care centres at the grassroots, where we dont have enough manpower to cover and this is where the young men and women of NYSC come in. We can train them in their numbers to serve as counsellors at the grassroots level because majority of drug users only need counselling.” he added. 

NDLEA chairman seeks drug test for Corps members
Tolulope Ayeni

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