Marwa Assumes Headship Of NDLEA

A former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, retired Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa, has assumed position as the chairman/chief executive officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA).

Marwa had worked assiduously as the chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA) between 2018 and December, 2020 along with others to develop a blue print on how to end drug abuse in Nigeria.

Marwa was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari and sources in the presidency and the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja confirmed that the appointment takes immediate effect.

Noted for his tradition of excellent records of performance wherever he touches, there are already high expectations of enduring reforms from staff of the agency and Nigerians who have been commenting on the appointment.

Watchers of the industry have admonished NDLEA officials to prepare for a shake up and serious work. Many have congratulated General Muhammadu Buba Marwa as he answers the national call to head the NDLEA.

Marwa is seen as an all-rounder, who is known to deliver efficiently on whatever task he undertakes. Marwa is expected to strive for perfection and attainment of global standards of excellence.

Expectations are already high that the first 100 days will see positive difference at the agency.

Highly polished, intellectually deep and a pan-Nigerian, Marwa was once military attaché, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, USA, and defence attaché at the United Nations in New York, as well as a former High Commissioner 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.

Having being in governance for many years, some schools of thought have seen this recent feather to Marwa’s cap as repeated recycling of same persons that have become the tradition in appointments in Nigeria.

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