The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called for the enactment of a law that will compel public officers and traditional rulers to undergo drug test in the country.
He made the call at the Senate Roundtable on drug abuse held in Kano on Monday.
He said, “I am ready to submit myself for the drug test.
“I suggest that ministers, governors and traditional rulers should go for drug test because when youths understand that they cannot be governors, ministers or senators if they are drug addicts, they will be into their senses.”
“The country is facing a great danger because the fight against drug abuse has to be taken seriously if we are to succeed,’’ he said.
While calling for effective implementation of the laws against drug abuse in the country, the first class traditional ruler also urged the Senate to ensure proper funding of all agencies charged with the responsibility to enforce the laws.
“We are deceiving ourselves if we don’t believe that we are part of the problem,’’ Sanusi said.