NDLEA promotes 5,042 officers, confers 70 with special awards

 The National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has promoted 5,042 officers and awarded over 70 personnel in 15 commands across the country.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officers (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa approved the promotion of a total 5,042 personnel in an exercise that saw two senior officers elevated to the rank of Deputy Commander General of Narcotics (DCGN).

 This was contained in a statement made available Wednesday through the agency’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi.

Among the officers promoted were 22 Assistant Commander General of Narcotics (ACGN) and 66 Commander of Narcotics, (CN).

He stated that the promotion followed weeks of examination and interviews conducted for qualified candidates as part of the ongoing exercise to enhance human resource management, particularly on staff motivation and welfare, for efficiency and effectiveness in the achievement of organizational goals.

Marwa, during the decoration ceremony also reward 15 commands and 70 personnel for outstanding performances in the first half of 2024.”

 He noted that prompt and timely promotion of all deserving and qualified officers remains top on the agenda of his leadership.

According to him, “I am pleased to say that we continue to wax stronger on this journey we embarked on three and a half years ago when we decided to turn around the fortunes of this agency, by improving our performance as a precursor to reversing the perilous drug use situation in our dear country, Nigeria.

“On this occasion of the 8th edition of the commands’ awards and commendations ceremony, we have every reason to be thankful because our performance continuously justifies our conviction in offensive action, WADA and other reforms that we undertook. For our modest efforts, we have received plaudits at home and abroad. What that means is that we have to do more. The reward for work well done is more work, and in our case, we cannot rest on our oars until all the objectives of our mandate are fully achieved. May I remind us that the bottom-line is a drug-free Nigeria.

“On our part as management, we are trying to keep the motivation going, by ensuring that we provide everything necessary to make this work safe, secure and conducive for everyone working in this agency,” he stated.

 He added that their barracks in Adamawa, Abuja and Lagos are almost complete and will be commissioned soon while the recent promotion of 5, 053 officers speaks volumes about the dedication to prompt and timely promotion of officers.