– 67-year old Mohammed Buba Marwa has been appointed as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
– The appointment of Adamawa-born Marwa was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari
– Supporters of the president have been throw into a frenzy by the appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a former military administrator of Lagos state, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Marwa was until recently the chairman of the presidential committee on drug abuse.
Stakeholders had hailed the work and comprehensive report of the committee under Marwa’s watch.
As Lagos military administrator, Marwa is famed for introducing Operation Sweep, a security outfit that helped restore sanity and discipline to porous security in Nigeria’s commercial city.
Supporters of President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress have been congratulating the Adamawa-born retired military general on his appointment via Twitter.
Others have also been commenting on the appointment with reference to Marwa’s work in the past and the optimism that he will do more.
Some others stated that the appointment was borne out of nepotism, an allegation that has refused to go away concerning the Buhari administration.
Abdulazeez Salahudeen wrote:
“Great man. I pray that Allah makes it easy for him and that he implement recommendations from the committee’s visitations across the country.”
Abdumalik Dauda wrote:
“I am so happy he has been appointed into this agency. We will see real change now.”
Nekka Smith wrote:
“Another strategic position of leading the NDLEA goes to Buba Marwa. Other parts of the country are not worthy of Buhari’s appointments. Sectional leader, ride on!!”
Recall that a former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi has stated that the major challenge hindering growth and development in Nigeria is because sentiment is a major requirement to get certain positions in the country.
Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 presidential election, lamented that those in authority are not making appointments based on competence but on emotions.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has called on Nigerians especially the elites to be fair in their criticism of his administration.
The president asked the critics to compare the situation of the country before the assumption of his government in 2015 when criticising his administration.
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