US Commends NDLEA’s Drug Control Efforts
The United States Consul General, Mr John Bray has commended the Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade for 10 years of outstanding leadership and management leading to the rising international profile of Nigeria’s anti-drug campaign.
Bray commended the anti- drug agency boss while presenting two letters of commendation from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA) and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) to Giade during a visit to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to the US envoy, “your vision and steadfast service has placed the NDLEA on the road to adopting modern law enforcement investigative techniques and transiting to an intelligence-led agency. Through your guidance and expertise, the Agency has raised its international profile and fostered international cooperation with major stakeholders. These accomplishment have created a foundation upon which the NDLEA can combat drug trafficking and strengthen the security of the Nigerian people”.
The consul also congratulated Giade for 10 years of dedicated service and exceptional assistance to INL and other United States agencies.
According to him, “By furthering the counter-narcotics efforts of NDLEA, you have played an important role in protecting the citizens of Nigeria and countering international crime, illegal drugs and instability which ultimately affects both of our countries.”
“In recognition of the outstanding leadership and management of the NDLEA, the USDEA extends its hand of gratitude to the Chairman and Chief Executive of the NDLEA for ten years of service to the people of Nigeria. The world looks to your leadership and has found a friend and ally in the global fight against international drug trafficking.” the USDEA said
Responding, the NDLEA boss stated that he was humbled by the avalanche of commendation for his 10 years of service.
“I am humbled by the kind remarks and to know that international collaborators are mindful and appreciative of my efforts. I sincerely thank the United States for partnering with NDLEA. The agency has benefited immensely from your training programmes and your priceless contribution towards the success of our operations” Giade stated.
Also speaking, the Director General of the Agency, Mrs Roli Bode-George, described the Giade as a man of integrity, who according to him served his country and humanity without blemish.
“Ahmadu Giade is a man of integrity. This recognition of excellent service from the United States government will encourage officers to always strive for outstanding performance at all times” the DG stated.
Present at the gathering were top officials of INL, USDEA, NDLEA directors and heads of units.