Marwa Resumes Office As New NDLEA Chairman, Pledges To Reposition Agency
A former military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has resumed office as the new Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Addressing senior officers of NDLEA in Abuja on Monday, Marwa revealed his plans to overhaul and expand the agency to effectively deal with the menace of drug abuse in the country.
The ex-governor who headed the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse said the revamping will be done in line with the recommendations of the committee.
While noting that the number of people involved in drug abuse in the country has surpassed 15 million Nigerians, he warned that the agency will deal with all those involved in drug and substance abuse in the country.
Marwa said as a lead agency in the drug war, they were familiar with the extent of the devastation that drug use had caused the nation.
“Nigeria is the only country we have, we cannot fold our arms. We can, will, and must eliminate the drug scourge.”