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NDLEA applauds operatives for blocking access to illicit drugs at 2023 Elections

Mohamed Buba Marwa, Chairman/CEO of NDLEA

*Mohamed Buba Marwa, Chairman/CEO of the  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, commends operatives of the anti-narcotics regulatory agency for the absence of ‘free flow of psychoactive substances’ on streets, communities during last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, urging the personnel to remain vigilant and intensify their offensive across the West African country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The leadership of the  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has commended officers, men and women of the anti-narcotics body for their good conduct, visibility and blocking access to illicit substances, especially during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held at the weekend.

Brig.-Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd.), Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NDLEA, said the regulatory agency, as a member of the Inter-Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), had deployed almost 10,000 personnel across the country during the elections Saturday February 25, 2023, with a Situation Room at its National Headquarters, in Abuja, FCT, for a round the clock monitoring of the polls through field reports from officers and men spread nationwide.

Speaking on the preliminary reports collated across all the Area, State and Zonal Commands of NDLEA in Nigeria, Marwa stated he is satisfied with the professional conduct of NDLEA personnel deployed across the West African country.

According to him, the agency’s operatives worked in synergy with other security agencies, and most importantly, ensuring that the electoral process was free from the influence of illicit substances.

He also said: “I have no doubt in my mind that your recent offensive action operations leading to massive seizures of illicit drugs and the arrests of their criminal merchants across the country significantly contributed to the absence of free flow of psychoactive substances on our streets and communities during this critical time, especially with the recent destruction of over 400 tons of skunk warehoused in deep forests in a state for distribution across the country shortly before the election.

“I’m also glad that you all were of good and professional conduct throughout this period, and I will urge you to maintain this during the next round of election on 11th March.”

Marwa charged the offers and men to remain vigilant and intensify their offensive action across the country between now and the next phase of elections with a view to ensuring that the influence of illicit drugs is removed from the governorship and state assembly elections nationwide come March 11 this year.

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