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President Buhari Appoints Gen Buba Marwa as Chairman NDLEA

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) as Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

General Marwa who is a founding father of the All Progressive Congress Party in Adamawa state was until this appointment, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, following his appointment in 2018. 

PACEDA was saddled with the responsibility of developing a blue print on how to end drug abuse and spread in Nigeria.

Presidency and the NDLEA headquarters sources in Abuja both confirmed the appointment addi g that it takes immediate effect. 

TheA NDLEA source said the management team of the organisation was already prepared to welcome Gen. Marwa as he is set to resume office this week.

Already, there is high expectation of sustainable reforms by staff of the agency and Nigerians who have been commenting on the appointment since the information leaked out on Friday night following the impeccable performance records of General Marwa. 

A public commentator, Mr. Timawus Mathias, on his facebook page Saturday morning   wrote, “Congratulations to General Muhammadu Buba Marwa as he answers the National Call to head the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Marwa is an all rounder. 

“Whatever task he undertakes is thoroughly delivered. NDLEA be ready for the Marwa Shake Up! His forte is perfection, attainment of global standards of excellence. First 100 Days we will note a difference. 

“Best wishes General, God’s speed and favour all the way”, he declared while congratulating Gen. Marwa for the new national assignment.

General Marwa was once military attaché, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, and defence attaché, United Nations, New York, as well as former ambassador to South Africa and the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

He obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and another master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.


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