NDLEA Boss Resumes In Lagos, Promises To Intensify War Against Drug Barons
The Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Mohammad Mustapha Abdullah (rtd.) has promised to intensify the war against drug barons in the country.
Abdullah, who had been busy with budget defence for the agency in Abuja, reported at the national headquarters of the NDLEA in Lagos with the inspection of infrastructures to determine areas of critical attention.
The NDLEA boss who vowed to incapacitate drug trafficking organizations assured staff of improved working conditions.
According to Abdallah, “drug barons must be immobilized. Drug trafficking is a serious transnational organised crime capable of undermining national security and development.
The agency, he stated shall adopt new strategies in preventing illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse, adding that the image of the country must be protected from the inimical activities of drug cartels.
He added that staff welfare shall be improved and adequate logistic support provided for drug control operations, adding that that acts of compromise would not be condoned and that measures would also be put in place to make corruption unattractive”.
The NDLEA Chairman who was accompanied by the Director General, Mrs. Roli Bode-George, Directors and principal officers at the headquarters minced no words on his determination to rejuvenate the Agency for optimum performance.
According to him, “I have taken time to study about the agency and I appreciate the challenges of inadequate funding. Drug control is one of the priority concerns of Mr. President and I hope to leverage on this robust political will in dismantling drug trafficking organisations. The agency will maximize the benefits of intelligence-led policing in prosecuting the drug war”.
He assured officers of better days ahead, charging officers to be dedicated to their duty.
“I want you to expect better days ahead in terms of improved working conditions. However, you must remain dedicated to duty. Your loyalty and commitment must first be to our country. Understand that your assignment is important to the peace, safety and development of our country. Any act of indiscipline shall be treated in accordance with the rules of engagement” he stated.