22nd December, 2021
The Chairman/Chief Executive Offiver of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Buba Marwa has said agency has arrested 11,340 suspected drug traffickers and secured 1,111 convictions in 11 months.
He said this in Abuja at a meeting with the Directors, Zonal Commanders, State and Special Area Commanders, on Tuesday.
At the meeting, four state commands and 25 officers were given cash-awards and commendation letters for their outstanding performance.
According to Marwa, the number of arrest made and conviction secured by the agency has skyrocketed.
“The figures of our drug supply reduction activities have skyrocketed, 11, 340 arrests and 1,111 convictions in 11 months, he said.
“These figures are balanced by equally impressive Drug Demand Reduction stats, 7,066 counselled and rehabilitated, all in our facilities.
“During the 11 months, we have successfully mopped up over 3.3m kgs of assorted drugs; away from the streets of Nigeria; away from criminals, terrorists and bandits; away from our youths.
“This award and commendation ceremony is an attestation that the leadership of NDLEA is keeping its side of the bargain, to wit, to motivate the NDLEA workforce as a means of getting the Agency out of the rut in which it was stuck for years,” Marwa said.
The chairman also charged operatives of the agency to make 2022 difficult for drug barons, traffickers and cartels.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his constant support and encouragement to the NDLEA and its work.