The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it would conduct a drug integrity test for security personnel, civil servants, medical personnel, teachers and public servants in the country.
Colonel Muhammad Abdallah retd, the Chairman and Chief Executive of the agency, disclosed this at the public destruction of exhibits seized by its Plateau State Command in Jos.
Abdallah, who decried the high level of dependency on hard drugs among the populace, said the initiative was aimed at achieving a drug-free public service in the country.
He explained that the initiative would not be punitive in implementation, adding that it was introduced for the overall interest of public officers and the service of the federation.
He said the proportion of the Nigeria population found to be dependent on drugs cut across both public and private sector, including arms bearing personnel, civil servants, doctors, teachers, and drivers and so on.
The aim of this initiative is to strive to achieve a drug free public service; it is not punitive in implementation, but made for the overall interest and well-being of public officers and the service.
Abdallah called on security and other agencies to cooperate with the NDLEA in order to achieve a drug free society.