The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned newly trained officers of the anti-narcotic body about the consequences of compromising the renewed war against drug abuse and trafficking in the country.
He gave the warning today during the passing out parade of 2,000 Narcotic Assistants at the NDLEA Academy, Jos, Plateau state.
In a statement by the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA boss charged the newly trained personnel to beware of the temptation of inducement in the line of their work.
While reminding the new officers of the series of steps taken in the past 12 months to reposition the Agency for effectiveness, he assured them they were coming on board at the right time.
“We are a goal-oriented organisation and every officer is to contribute his share to the attainment of organisational goals. You can all revel in the fact that we reward performance. With the change process that has taken place since January 2021, you can rest assured that NDLEA is a good place to be, now or in the future and you can look forward to a fulfilling career”.
He stresses that, the bars of work ethics, discipline and performance have been raised to make the work dynamics and competitive, adding that, they are coming in at a time the Agency has become a place for achievers and not laggards.
The NDLEA Chairman who was represented at the occasion by his Special Adviser, Col. Yakubu Bako (Retd) also told the graduands that the Agency and Nigeria expect much from them.
“As the saying goes, to whom much is given, much is expected. NDLEA has raised its standard. The bars of work ethics, discipline and performance have been raised to make our work dynamics very competitive. To this extent, you are coming in at a time the Agency has become a place for achievers and not laggards. So, you must know that NDLEA is not a place for indolence”.
The set of 2,000 is the last batch of 5,000 newly recruited officers and men to be trained at the Academy since last year.