The Chairman of Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Mustapha Abdallah (rtd) has emerged as the 1st Vice Chairman of the Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies (HONLEA) in Africa.
HONLEA Africa is the umbrella body of all Drug Law Enforcement Agencies in countries within the continent.
Mr. Jonah Achema, the Head of Public Affairs of NDLEA who disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja said Abdallah was elected at the ongoing 29th meeting of the agency holding in Mauritius.
The spokesman further disclosed that the chairmanship position was conceded to the host country, Mauritius while the 2nd vice chairman position went to Angola.
In the statement, Achema described Abdallah’s emergence as a testimony to the performance-driven leadership of Nigeria’s foremost anti-drug trafficking agency.
Achema said that the NDLEA was also widely regarded as a leading light in global drug control, adding that the agency had done a lot in the fight against drug peddlers and abusers in the country.
“The tenure is for the period of one year until when another meeting would hold and other members would be elected,“ the statement added.