[NEWS]: GOVERNOR GANDUJE SAYS HE WON’T HIRE YOU INTO HIS CABINET IF YOU FAIL A DRUG TEST.

GOVERNOR ABDULLAHI UMAR GANDUJE OF KANO STATE, DOESN’T WANT DRUG ADDICTS OR JUNKIES WORKING WITHIN A FEET OF HIM. AND HE ISN’T EVEN JOKING.

SPEAKING AS HE PLAYED HOST TO A DELEGATION FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE ON DRUG ABUSE LED BY GENERAL MOHAMMAD BUBA MARWA (RTD.) ON THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019, AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, KANO, GANDUJE STRESSED THAT FROM MAY 29, 2019, HE WILL ONLY HIRE PEOPLE TO FILL IN THE ROLES OF SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, HEADS OF AGENCIES AND COMMISSIONERS IN HIS ADMINISTRATION, IF THEY PASS A MANDATORY DRUG TEST, ACCORDING TO A REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT.

REPORTS ALSO SEE THE GOVERNOR AS STRESSING THAT FOLLOWING CONCERNS OVER ABUSE OF HARD SUBSTANCES IN KANO, HIS ADMINISTRATION HAS CONCLUDED PLANS TO ESTABLISH A STATE-OWNED DRUG ABUSE AGENCY TO BATTLE DRUG ADDICTION.

GANDUJE REPORTEDLY SAID THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DRUG ABUSE AGENCY, APART FROM COMPLEMENTING OTHER EXISTING INSTITUTIONS, WILL FURTHER ENHANCE ACTIVITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT’S DRUG REFORMATORY INSTITUTE (DRI), WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY SET UP FOR REHABILITATION OF DRUG ADDICTS IN THE STATE.

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