To improve performance and strengthen its operations, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reshuffled some of its directors and formed a new directorate.
The agency made this known in an Abuja statement signed by the Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.
The exercise was confirmed by the NDLEA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, at a meeting with the agency’s directors on Monday at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, he said.
According to the statement, Marwa said that the new movement would help the agency achieve greater success.
“In the new changes which take effect from May 11, the former Director of Administration and Establishment, Mr Ezekiel Epeso, moves to Technical Services as Director in charge.
“The former head of Internal Affairs, Mr Ibrahim Sani, becomes the new Director of Administration and Establishment; while Mr Pius Gamde, an Assistant Director, Legal Services, is now the Director of Internal Affairs and Provost Marshal of the agency.
“The former Director of Technical Services, Mr Ahmed Ninigi has now been moved to a newly created directorate as Commander, Strike Force and Director, Special Duties,” the statement read.
According to the release, the NDLEA chief said the various tactical and Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) teams across the commands had been combined and renamed Strike Force, which will now report to Ninigi’s new directorate.
“NDLEA is now repositioned 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,” Marwa is quoted as saying.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN