By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reshuffled some of its directors and created a new directorate to enhance efficiency and strengthen its operations.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the reshuffling was announced by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) during a meeting with directors at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday, 10th May 2021.
Marwa said the development was to propel the Agency to greater achievements, the statement indicated.
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The statement reads, “In the new changes which take effect from Tuesday, 11th May 2021, the former director of administration and establishment, Ezekiel Epeso, becomes the director, technical services; the former head of internal affairs, Sani Ibrahim Sani becomes the new director of administration and establishment; while Pius Gamde, an assistant director, Legal Services, is now director, internal affairs/provost marshal of the Agency.
“The former director of technical services, Ahmed Ninigi has now been moved to a newly created directorate as commander; strike force/director, special duties. According to Gen. Marwa, the various tactical and SWAT teams across the commands have been merged and renamed strike force, which will now function under the new directorate headed by Ninigi.”
Marwa said, “What we are doing now is to reposition the NDLEA to be able to effectively take on the drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country. We have to target the cartels and not only the traffickers; we have to put more bite.”