Ganduje: Newly appointed perm secs must undergo NDLEA drug test

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Abdukkahi Umar Ganduje governor of Kano State has sent the names of the newly appointed permanent secretaries to NDLEA to undergo drug test to check their mental state of health, before assuming their official duties.

However, the governor warned that any appointee who fails the test would automatically be dropped, stating that his administration has zero-tolerance for drugs.

According to Ganduje, the purpose of the test was to ensure that only those with sound mental health are appointed into position of authority, to enable them offer quality and effective leadership to enable the state government ascend to the next level of economic growth.

Ganduje spoke in Kano yesterday after the swearing in of the 36 newly appointed permanent secretaries by the state commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Ibrahim Mukthar, urged the new permanent secretaries to focus on Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), so as to be able to pay the N30,000 approved minimum wage to all civil servants.

The governor also admonished the newly appointed permanent secretaries to lead by example by being the first to resume and the last to depart, adding that they must avoid indiscipline, lateness and early closing from work.

Laying emphasis on being gender sensitive, the governor noted that 11 of the 36 newly appointed permanent secretaries were females, which constitute 30 percent of the appointees.

Adding that women are a lot more committed and focused than their male counterparts.