The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig-General Buba Marwa (rtd.), has promised to overhaul and reposition the agency for better performance.
Marwa who said this when he resumed at the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja on Monday, emphasised that the overhauling and expansion would be in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse (PACEDA), constituted to research ways drug abuse in the country can be eliminated.
Marwa, until his appointment last week by President Muhammadu Buhari to head the NDLEA, was the chairman of PACEDA.
He disclosed that the drug users in the country are well over 15 million people, and it was the responsibility of the NDLEA to check the problem.
“Together, by the grace of God, we will resuscitate and reposition NDLEA to full active life, to be effective, respected, and feared by concerned criminals. We must eliminate the drug scourge,” he said.