The United Kingdom has given One Million Pounds (£1million) worth of support to enhance the operations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in 2022 with additional support for the next three years.
The Director, Home Office International Operations, Nick Fowler disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Chairman, NDLEA, Brig. General Buba Marwa (Retd) in Abuja.
He said the Agency had play a significant role by intercepting loads of illicit drugs going to the UK and assured that his office is now well positioned to share intelligence with NDLEA.
Responding, the Chairman, NDLEA, Brig.General Marwa expressed appreciation to the visiting UK team and the British government for past support to NDLEA.
He said with the expansion of the operations commands structure and staff strength of the Agency, he would need more support and collaboration from the UK government.
The NDLEA boss asked for strengthened intelligence sharing collaboration, provision of essential operational logistics and training among others from the UK government.
By Nosa Aituamen