The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), delivered a compelling message to the men and officers of the agency during the graduation ceremony of the Strike Force elite corps in Jos, Plateau State.
Addressing the officers, Marwa emphasized the importance of upholding the ethos of their profession as anti-narcotic operatives. He urged them to resist any enticement that might compromise their discipline and dedication to duty.
Represented by Deputy Commander General of Narcotics, DCGN Ahmed Ningi, Marwa stressed the obligation for anti-narcotic officers to remain incorruptible in the face of temptations from drug traffickers and barons.
Acknowledging the significance of the Strike Force, Marwa highlighted its role in reinforcing the efforts of NDLEA officers working in challenging terrains. He shared success stories, citing raids, seizures, and destruction of illicit substances, crediting the Strike Force for providing cover and ensuring the safety of officers during dangerous operations.
Speaking directly to the graduating members of the Strike Force Elite Corps, Marwa commended their specialized training, emphasizing its importance in enhancing their competence in the war against illicit drugs. He urged them to apply the knowledge gained judiciously in their various commands and emphasized that the benefits of the course should positively reflect on their performance in the field.
Marwa also expressed gratitude to the training facilitators and the NDLEA team of instructors for their commitment to the success of the course. The Commandant of the NDLEA Academy, Jos, Hamza Umar, echoed these sentiments, praising the agency’s leadership for continuous training initiatives both domestically and internationally.
With a total of 391 personnel graduating from the three-week training, Marwa reminded them that the drug barons and traffickers’ days are numbered, and the agency is committed to subduing the threat to make Nigeria a safer place. He urged the graduands not to take the privilege for granted, emphasizing the collective effort needed to achieve the agency’s goals in the ongoing fight against illicit drugs.