Michael Olugbode in Abuja
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), has stated that the ongoing amendment of the agency’s Act at the National Assembly will further boost the country’s fight against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
Marwa, who gave the verdict during his opening remarks at the NDLEA Special Purpose Committee (SPC) conference in Abuja yesterday, disclosed that some of the details of the new bill, which is in its final stage of being passed, would strengthen the hand of the agency and discourage trafficking of illicit substances because of the stringent punishment stipulated for drug offences.
The NDLEA boss, while appreciating the SPC members, who are experts in relevant fields that constitute an advisory group to support the work of the agency across the country for their contributions to the achievements of NDLEA under his leadership, said the time is now for…
Source: Thisday Newspaper