Defence & Security

SAN rallies support for NDLEA on drug war

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor

Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Yusuf Ali has expressed his preparedness to mobilise his professional friends in support of the essential work being done by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the interest of the socio-economic development of the country.

The learned silk made the commitment on Thursday during a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Brig-Gen Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) in Abuja.

A statement by NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said Ali stated that his decision to support NDLEA was borne out of his appreciation of the good works Marwa is leading his officers and men to do for the country as well as his conviction that overcoming Nigeria’s drug scourge is key to solving the security challenges facing the nation.

Babafemi said, “While commending Marwa for recalibrating NDLEA and making it an effective frontline Agency, the Senior Advocate expressed readiness to support the Agency either at personal or official levels to ensure the drug war is given the priority that it deserves by his professional constituency.”

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According to him, Marwa who appreciated Ali for the visit said the feat recorded by the anti-narcotics agency is a result of the commitment and cooperation of officers and men of NDLEA.

“In his response, Marwa thanked him for the visit. He said whatever has been achieved in NDLEA has been largely due to the support and commitment of the officers and men of the Agency. He said the Agency would hold further talks with the legal luminary on areas of assistance, especially in the prosecution of some high-profile cases in court,” Babafemi stated

The NDLEA boss seized the opportunity to decorate the SAN as a War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) Special Ambassador.

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