President Muhammadu Buhari has on Monday, January 18, removed Roli Bode-George and then approved the appointment of Muhammad Abdallah as the new director of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
According to the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the appointment which takes effect from January 11 will be for a first tenure of five years.
The statement read “Abdallah, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigeria Army, has a Certificate of Education from Nigeria Defence Academy in 1977, a Bachelor’s Degree in American Politics and Government from Sam Houston State University, Huntville, Texas, USA in 1989, an M. A. Public Administration, LLB and LLM Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2005 and 2011 respectively and Bachelor of Law from the Nigeria Law School in 2006.
“Abdallah is a Professional Security Officer whose public service career spanned over 30 years during which he served in various capacities and strategic positions in the military.
“Born on November 13, 1954, the new NDLEA boss is from Hong, Adamawa State.”
However, some aggrieved top officials of the agency were reported to have written a petition rejecting her appointment on the ground that “her appointment is unacceptable because she is not an employee of the NDLEA.”