The Adamawa State House of Assembly has is set to introduce a new bill that will force office holders to take drug tests.
The assembly has considered and adopted as amended the report of its standing committee on a bill for a law to provide for the mandatory drugs, alcohol and other illicit substance testing for applicants for appointment, employment and schools admission.
SaharaReporters gathered that the decision followed the presentation of the report on the floor of the House by its ad-hoc committee headed by the member representing Verre constituency and chairman house committee on employment, labour and productivity, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Yapak on Tuesday.
The Bill is titled: "A Bill for a Law to provide for mandatory drugs, alcohol and other illicit substances on applicants for appointments, employment and admission into educational and public institutions."
If passed into law and assented to, it will provide compulsory hard drugs testing for applicants into state educational and public institutions as well as provide for other matters.
According to a report published on the website of the Adamawa Assembly, the Bill has been selected for the third reading in the next legislative sitting.
It said, "After deliberations, observations and recommendations on the report the Speaker of the House Alhaji Aminu Iya Abbas who presided over the session put the motion to that effect into voice vote in which members present unanimously gave their consent.
"He therefore directed the chairman house committee on rules, business, ethics and privileges to schedule the bill for the third reading.”