Published On: Mon, Jan 14th, 2013

Crisis Rocks NDLEA, as Senior Staff Expose Alleged Rots in the Agency ……NDLEA says no one can distract them

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By Our Reporter
Crisis of confident seems to be rocking the headquarters of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), at its No 4 Shaw Road Ikoyi with some senior staff agency allegedly greasing their guns for a show down with Chairman/Chief executive of the Agency.
A petition exclusively obtained by PSN in Abuja written by concerned senior staff of the anti-drug agency and was made available to our correspondent revealed the ill and maladministration of the Chairman of the Agency in his seven years run of leadership of the security organization.

The petitioners in their letter on 5th October, 2012 and sent to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and copied to concerned stakeholders, National Security Adviser, Department of State Services, Inspector General of Police, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Senate Committee on Drugs and Financial Crimes, House Committee on Drug and Financial Crimes and All board members stated that Mallam Ahmed Giade led organization is more of rot, corruption and rudderless without focus.
The petition, entitled, “ An Open Letter for Presidential Intervention in the Stinking and Sinking NDLEA” says Giade is power drunk and needs to be sacked.
In a quick reaction to the allegation, NDLEA Public Relation Officer, Jarikre Ofoyeju via an email message said presently the Agency is in the best era in the nation’s drug control history, stressing that discipline and loyalty of officers is at its peak.
Ofoyeju who refused to comment on allegation of corruption leveled his Boss by the petitioners said the Agency is committed to the eradication of illicit drugs and no stone will be left unturned in their onerous pursuit.
“ Let me assure you that nothing will distract us because public safety is our priority. It will interest you to note that in recognition of Nigeria’s efforts, we have been delisted as a country from the Drug Majors List by the United States. Besides, local and international collaboration is very robust leading to several high profile seizures, arrests and convictions,” he argued.

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