Permanent secretaries and some commissioner nominees in Kano state are currently undergoing compulsory drug test.

No fewer than 33 permanent secretaries in Kano state civil service and some commissioner nominees are currently undergoing compulsory drug test at the Kano state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

This was part of criteria for consideration into the positions in the state. .

The state government introduced the criteria for screening officials into its public offices about two years ago to demonstrate its commitment to tackling the menace of drug and substance abuse in the state.

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday as part of activities marking the 2019 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking the State Commander, NDLEA, Dr Ibrahim Abdul revealed that 33 permanent secretaries are currently undergoing the test to determine their suitability for the respective positions.

He commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II for their unflinching support to the fight against drug abuse.