The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) has supported the coverage proposal by the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), for college students to bear drug integrity take a look at earlier than admission into the College.
NANS President, Asefon Sunday Daye, backed the initiative throughout a solidarity go to to the brand new Chairman/Chief Government, NDLEA, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa, on Wednesday in Abuja.
Daye stated NANS helps drug take a look at coverage, as drug abuse had carried out extra hurt than good to the Nigerian college students.
“We don’t need Nigerian college students to proceed to die of medication.
“This initiative won’t solely stop however would encourage college students to cease the behavior, realizing that the authorities would detect it.
“Out of your antecedents, we will go to mattress with our two eyes closed with the reassurance that Nigeria is in secure arms, on drug management points,” Daye stated.
Responding, Marwa applauded NANS for the go to, revealing that the choice to check college students for medication earlier than admission into the college is certainly not punitive.
“Your shopping for into our drug testing amongst college students is equally encouraging as a result of there have been some objections to the drug testing initiative.
“However we can’t watch our college students use medication and bounce right into a properly pondering it’s a swimming pool.
“The testing of scholars is to find out their standing early sufficient and determine the type of intervention to deploy. It’s certainly not punitive,” he assured.
NANS backs NDLEA drug take a look at for college students