Ekiti, NDLEA Sets New Condition For Intending Couples, To Demand ‘Drug Free Certificate

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Ekiti, NDLEA Sets New Condition For Intending Couples, To Demand 'Drug Free Certificate

The Ekiti State Government and the
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday said intending couples in the state will be required to present a ‘drug free certificate’ before their marriages can be solemnised.

The decision was taken at a town hall meeting, titled ‘Walk away from drugs’, organised by the state Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the NDLEA in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

A statement issued at the end of the event by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, read in part: “The development of intelligence sharing network mechanism at the grass-root level with a view to dismantling the cultivation, manufacturing and use of illicit drugs and arrest the drug barons and their cohorts.

“Drug-free certificate should be demanded before solemnisation of marriages; establishment of drugs control prevention committee in all communities to comprise NGOs, faith-based organisations, religious and opinion leaders, royal fathers, parents, youths and other relevant stakeholders; strong parent-child relationship should be explored to help the society restore the value system.”

 

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