NDLEA elevates 5,042 officers, gives special awards to 15 commands, 70 personnel

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has approved the promotion of 5,042 personnel in an exercise that saw two senior officers elevated to the rank of Deputy Commander General of Narcotics, DCGN; 22 as Assistant Commander General of Narcotics, ACGN, and 66 as Commander of Narcotics, CN.

The promotion followed weeks of examination and interviews conducted for qualified candidates, and is part of an ongoing exercise to enhance human resource management, particularly on staff motivation and welfare, for efficiency and effectiveness in the achievement of organizational goals.

This was made known in a statement by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Marwa said prompt and timely promotion of all deserving and qualified officers remains top on the agenda of his leadership.

He spoke in Abuja on Wednesday, 10th July, 2024 at an event organized to decorate some of the promoted officers with their new ranks and reward 15 commands and 70 personnel for outstanding performances in the first half of 2024.

“I am pleased to say that we continue to wax stronger on this journey we embarked on three and a half years ago when we decided to turn around the fortunes of this agency, by improving our performance as a precursor to reversing the perilous drug use situation in our dear country, Nigeria.

“On our part as management, we are trying to keep the motivation going, by ensuring that we provide everything necessary to make this work safe, secure and conducive for everyone working in this Agency.

“Our new barracks in Adamawa, Abuja and Lagos are almost complete and will be commissioned soon. The recent promotion of 5, 053 officers speaks volumes about our dedication to prompt and timely promotion of officers.

“It is symbolic of our effort to break the jinx of stagnation, which was once an albatross for our personnel.

“To further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations, we are creating five strategic commands in Lagos, FCT, MMIA, Apapa and Tincan.

“Also in this regard, we’ll be deploying body cameras for the use of our officers on strategic operations for the purpose of ensuring their safety and the integrity of such operations,” Marwa said.

He equally charged the officers, and men and women of the agency, to remain upright in the discharge of their duties.

NDLEA elevates 5,042 officers, gives special awards to 15 commands, 70 personnel

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