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Substance Abuse: Adamawa State Assembly Tranmits A Bill To Provide Mandatory Drugs, Other Test

Written by Zainab Sabitu

Adamawa State House of Assembly is to transmit a bill for a law to provide for mandatory drugs, alcohol and other illicit substance testing for applicants for appointment, employment and schools’ admission.

After deliberations, observations and recommendations on the report on Friday, Speaker Aminu Abbas who presided over the session put the motion to that effect into voice vote in which members present unanimously gave their consent.

He directed the chairman house committee on rules, business, ethics and privileges to schedule the bill for the third reading during any convenient legislative sitting.

The bill, presented at the plenary by Kabiru Mijinyawa, if assented to, will provide compulsory hard drugs testing for applicants into state educational and public institutions as well as provide for other matters.

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