Nigeria’s drug enforcement agency boss, top officials undergo impromptu drug test
London, March 30, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The Chairman of Nigeria’s drug enforcement agency, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa along with directors, men and officers have presented themselves for compulsory drug integrity test.
The agency’s Director Media and Advocacy Femi Babafemi announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s seat of power
Babafemi said that officials were taken unaware when upon resumption, the gates to the headquarters office were shut and everyone was asked to be in groups.
Marwa, NDLEA top officials undergo drug integrity test— NDLEA NIGERIA (@ndlea_nigeria) March 29, 2021
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) along with Directors, men and officers at the national headquarters of the Agency in Abuja on… pic.twitter.com/QwMxT9Qyuc
In a remark, the NDLEA boss, shortly before he took his own test, said that the impromptu test was necessary to ensure that “charity begins at home.
“We cannot be asking others to undergo drug test without submitting ourselves for the same.
“Coming out clean and negative gives us the moral authority to conduct the test on others.
The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise”.
Expectedly, some Nigerians have reacted to the test with admiration and praises for the new leadership of the NDLEA
This is beautiful leadership by example, setting the pace in servant leadership, more grease to your elbow NDLEA boss— Pitar Salms (@PitarSalms) March 29, 2021
Oh My God!!! I like this, what a surprise package.— Abdul (@AbdulC300) March 29, 2021
Charity they say begin at your doorstep.
The test results released by the medical team showed that Marwa returned negative along with the secretary to the agency, Mr Shadrack Haruna and other directors at the national headquarters of the NDLEA.