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Narcotics: Marwa commends IGP over NDLEA-Police partnership

Marwa while decorating the promoted police officer attached to the NDLEA

By Ibironke Ariyo
The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, has commended the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba for his willingness to strengthen the working relationship between the anti-narcotic agency and the police.
Marwa gave the commendation on Tuesday in Abuja while decorating one of the newly promoted police officers attached to his office, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mande Umar with his new rank.
In a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, Marwa said that the recent promotion of over 21,039 junior cadre policemen showed the commitment of the IGP.
 He said this was to boost the morale of the Force’s rank and file as well as enhancing the performance of the police.
The NDLEA boss also commended the speed with which the Police Service Commission headed by a former IGP, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, had been working with the Police to strengthen the Force.
According to him, the IGP is not only working relentlessly to make the police better, he has also been supportive of our work in NDLEA.
“It is on record that he recently signed a clear letter to all police commands and formations to support and cooperate with the NDLEA.
“That is why you will see police commands transferring all drug related cases to NDLEA without delay and whenever our men come under attack, they are always ready to give a helping hand.
“That is commendable and I give IGP Baba credit for that,” he said.
Marwa said that all issues he had taken to the IGP and the Smith-led PSC had been promptly treated.
He urged Umar, who was recently promoted from Police Inspector to ASP11, to see the elevation as an encouragement to work harder. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Editted by AbdulFatai Beki/Idris Abdulrahman