Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said the illegal use of drugs is endangering Nigeria and has to be on the forefront of National discussion.
He said this on Tuesday in Kano while delivering his speech at the Senate Roundtable titled ‘Drug Use Crisis in Nigeria’.
Sanusi also decried the lack of implementing existing laws adding that “If we are not implementing the laws we have in the books, what assurance we have that new law will be obeyed.”
He said, “In the North, in particular, an entire generation is being destroyed because of drug abuse. Like I always say, if you don’t want to hear the truth don’t invite me, the political establishment is a fundamental problem.”
The Emir further advised that every public officer should undergo a drug test before accessing any public office.
“Every emir, every politician, every Senator should go through a drug test, before attaining any office in the Country they must be subjected to taking a drug test. I will be very happy to subject myself to a drug test.”
“We deceive ourselves if we say we are not part of the problem. 90% of issues that we have is lack of political will.”
“The trade in drugs is a protected trade, who are those involved in this, somebody saw them, somebody was bribed. How many rehabilitation center do we have, how well equipped are they, how many human capacity developments do we have?
“Honest feedback is not a personal attack, we are not perfect, I pray our politicians understand this, i wish everyone a successful deliberation.” He said.