Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has received praise from President Muhammadu Buhari for the agency’s recent “cocaine bust” in Lagos.
The agency had earlier on Monday claimed that its operatives had found what “appears to be the biggest single cocaine seizure” in Ikorodu, Lagos, where they had found an estimated N194 billion worth of the illegal substance.
According to a statement made by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, Buhari, who is now attending the UNGA in New York, told Marwa over the phone that he is impressed with the work being done by the agency.
“I deeply appreciate the work that you have put into the eradication of the drug menace. It gladdens my heart as I continue to follow the successes achieved under your leadership,” Buhari was quoted as saying.
“You have demonstrated over and again that choosing you to lead this fight against wicked merchants of death whose sole aim is to endanger and truncate the future of our youth is a very good choice.
“Please keep up the good work.”
According to Adesina, at a meeting with members of the Nigeria’s delegation to the UNGA after the call, the president also expressed satisfaction with the NDLEA’s effort.