The regulatory body for National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has recommended tertiary institutions should erect rehabilitation centers for students who tested positive for hard drugs.
Mr. Femi Babafemi, the Director, Media, and Advocacy of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, while in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gave the advice on Wednesday in Lagos state.
He said this is part of the agency’s efforts to get rid of illicit drugs used in higher institutions.
Nevertheless, according to him, the rehabilitation centers would be within the vicinity of the schools’ hospital where freshers and returning students who have tested positive to hard drugs would be taken for proper treatment. He reiterated that this would help prevent the expelling of students who have been tested positive for hard drugs, as they would be sent to the rehabilitation center for treatment.
Femi said the infrastructure and other plans to meet their aim are in process in some tertiary institutions.
However, Babafemi said that the planned drug test, has not been passed into national law, he added that the rehabilitation center was just to make stakeholders including higher institutions to key into it for the good of all.
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