Over 50% Of Lagos Commercial Drivers Do Drugs- LASG

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Over 50%  Of Lagos Commercial Drivers Do Drugs- LASG

The Lagos State Government released a report showing about 55% of commercial drivers in Lagos are positive for hard drugs they were tested for.

According to reports, 801 commercial drivers were screened via urine samples, about 442 (50%) of the total number showed they had hard drugs in their body system.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris confirmed this to our reporter at a ministerial news briefing in Alausa, Ikeja; the briefing detailing the events of his last year in office.

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The ministry is trying to ensure the safety of commercial drivers in Lagos state.

Late last year, the ministry carried out tests for hypertension and diabetes, amongst others; as well as sampling drivers breathe for alcohol intake.

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