Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has buttressed the need for pre-marital drug tests as a key factor to a stable home.
Marwa spoke at a conference organised by an NGO, Coal to Diamond Support Network for young adults on Saturday in Abuja, where his wife, Hajia Munirat Marwa, who is the chief host of the event also emphasized the need for drug test before marriage, warning that drugs are destroying many marriages, families and communities.
While warning on the dire consequences of drug abuse, General Marwa who was represented at the conference by Shehu Dankolo, a Principal Staff Officer on Drug Demand Reduction in NDLEA.
He said the substance use has been known not only to destroy marriages but equally lead to health problems, morbidity, injuries, violence, and death.
He also said most often, the physical, psychological and social consequences of drug use are very obvious and disturbing.”
According to him, before marriage people should equally consider drug test as critical to their wellbeing and stability of their home.
In her remarks, Hajia Munirat Marwa urged youths preparing for weddings to take drug tests as part of their preparations, adding that there is a difference between wedding and marriage.