The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, on Wednesday 25th of November handed over to the DG, Roli Bode-George after 10 years in service.
The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, on Wednesday 25th of November retired after 10 years in charge after serving two 5-year terms.
This was made known by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju announced this in Lagos.
It said Giade, who served two terms of five years each, handed over the affairs of the NDLEA to the Director- General (DG) of the Agency, Mrs Roli Bode-George, The News Nigeria reports.
According to the statement the former chairman inspected a guard of honour after which he presented a new flag to the D-G.
The statement said:
”This is the first time in the Agency’s history that an outgoing chairman will successfully serve for 10 years without blemish.
My greatest legacy is my zero tolerance for corruption.
If we must continue to dislodge drug barons and eradicate drugs from our society we must remain forthright and committed to drug control programmes.
I am also leaving behind a legacy of proactive and intelligence-led organisation.
The Agency, under my watch has a representative at INTERPOL headquarters and has successfully raised the international profile of the country through unprecedented seizures of drugs and arrest of drug barons.
The removal of Nigeria from the majors list opened doors to a robust cooperation and partnership with stakeholders.
NDLEA has witnessed unprecedented training programmes for officers sponsored by U.S. Government, Germany, Spain, France and the European Union."
He urged the new boss to take officers welfare as a priority.
The incoming chairperson, Roli Bode-George, said:
”NDLEA will continue to be proactive and operate as an intelligence-led agency.
The Agency will apply modern techniques and diligently implement the National Drug Control Master Plan in collaboration with stakeholders.”