BUHARI APPOINTS BUBA MARWA AS HEAD NDLEA

Written by on January 18, 2021

RETIRED BRIGADIER MOHAMMED BUBA MARWA IS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA).

HE WAS APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO REPLACE COL. MUHAMMAD ABDALLAH, WHOSE TENURE ENDED ON JANUARY 11.

MARWA, AN ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGEMRESS (APC) CHIEFTAIN FROM ADAMAWA, WAS THE FORMER MILITARY ADMINISTRATOR OF LAGOS STATE FROM 1996 TO 1999, WHERE HE MADE AN IMPRESSIVE MARK.

HE ALSO SERVED AS ADMINISTRATOR IN BORNO BETWEEN 1990 AND 1992.

BEFORE HIS APPOINTMENT, HE WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF DRUG ABUSE.

IN A REPORT SUBMITTED TO PRESIDENT BUHARI IN MARCH, MARWA URGED FOR THE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY ON DRUG ABUSE.

HIS RECOMMENDATION WAS ANCHORED ON THE HIGH PREVALENCE OF DRUG ABUSE IN NIGERIA, WHERE AN ESTIMATED 10.6 MILLION WERE SAID TO BE HOOKED ON CANNABIS, FOR EXAMPLE.


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