Monday, December 11, 2023

Codeine: Nigerian Bar Association Orders Lawyers To Undergo A Mandatory Drug Test

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The recently declared war against codeine in Nigeria seem to be having a massive effect on the Northern part of the country, as the Kano state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association ordered all practitioners intending to join the association to undergo a mandatory drug tests to ascertain their mental well-being.
The Kano state chairman of the judaical association, Mohammed Inuwa Musa announced this during a programme tagged “Kano State NBA Walk Against Drug Abuse”. He said: “The worrisome menace of increase in the abuse of hard drugs is sad. Kano NBA is in support of the decision by the Federal Government to ban the importation of codeine into the country. Henceforth, legal practitioners who indicate their intentions to be admitted into NBA Kano will undergo urine and blood tests to ascertain if they are free from the abuse of banned substances.”
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