President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former military administrator of Lagos and Borno States, retired General Mohammed Buba Marwa as the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Daily Trust reports.
Sources in the presidency, who confirmed this on Saturday, said the appointment takes immediate effect.
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Retired General Marwa who resumes this week as the head of the anti-drug law enforcement agency, it was gathered, would be welcomed by the management team of the organisation who had already prepared to receive him.
The new NDLEA boss had worked as Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA) between 2018 and December, 2020, along with others to develop a blueprint on how to end drug abuse in Nigeria.
News about his appointment which leaked on Friday night has been attracting reaction.
A public commentator, Mr Timawus Mathias, on his facebook page Saturday morning admonished NDLEA officials to prepare for shake up and serious work.
“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”, Mathias declared while congratulating Gen. Marwa for the new national assignment.
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. These are in addition to his training in the Nigerian Military School and the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.