The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) retired, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa has warned officers and men of the agency not to abuse the trust reposed on them by the public.
Marwa gave the warning on Tuesday in Abuja at the NDLEA’s end-of-year awards, commendation and decoration of promoted officers.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari had done a lot in terms of welfare packages for the personnel and assured that the management would continue to prioritise their welfare, professionalism and work entitlements.
According to him, the barrack project for officers and men is in full swing, an indicating that the future is bright for NDLEA personnel.
“Therefore, we cannot afford to have officers that cross the lines in terms of temptations. You have got nothing to fear whether now or in retirement.
“This is because we now have a good welfare package that should take care of you and your family on the job or in retirement,” he said.
Marwa said that the agency was also exploring opportunities for national and international staff trainings.
This he said was to further improve their professionalism and place them at par with the best narcotic officers in the world.
The NDLEA chairman said that the agency had had a record number of diverse trainings in 2022 and assured that there were still more to come.
“Hence, as you go back to your respective commands, let us take back the message to our colleagues that management has got your back.
“As the year draws to an end, let us bear in mind that we must surpass our record of the past two years in 2023.
“The goal of a drug-free Nigeria is attainable and that is our mandate.
“Importantly, let us recognise that we are in a moment of history, therefore, we must seize the momentum and run a good race,” he added.
Marwa said that the NDLEA management was committed to to improving productivity of all personnel, to meet the target of making Nigeria a drug-free country.
Highlights of the event were presentations of awards, commendation letters and decoration of promoted officers to their new ranks, among others.