Marwa Reorganises NDLEA For Staff Optimal Performance


The chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) inaugurated a seven-member harmonisation committee to address all forms of distortions hampering on the smooth running of the agency.

In a statement issued by the principal staff officer, public affairs and deputy commander of Narcotics (DCN), Mr Jonah Achema, he said the seven-member committee headed by the special adviser to the chairman/chief executive, Colonel Yakubu Bako (Rtd) has been given six weeks to submit its report.

The committee has five terms of reference – receiving memoranda from aggrieved staff members and analysing them in line with set criteria; taking into account service progression and vacancies; successes in the prescribed promotion examinations and disciplinary issues, and to make appropriate recommendations that would address the agitation for harmonisation; to critically examine posting stagnation and address the issues of restoration of correct ranks and seniority to those who are wrongfully denied; restore correct seniority roll and develop  guidelines for career path as well as examine structural expansion of the agency.

While inaugurating the committee, the chairman noted that the step is in keeping with the federal government’s circulars and the present reality in the agency. He said that they cannot meet these objectives without raising morale of the personnel.


“One of my early findings is that the morale of the officers and men has dropped to the lowest ebb. I have noticed distortions in the seniority roll of the Agency.


“This has made the personnel to become poorly motivated.  We need a highly motivated personnel to win this war, which we must win by the grace of God.


“The first thing is to resolve the issue of low morale. We need to develop a proper, accurate and credible seniority roll for the personnel. We have officers in the various commands whose promotion

has been delayed for no just cause whereas the vacancies are there. Others have been overtaken by their juniors; this is an error that must be addressed,” Marwa said.



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