Buhari Appoints ‘Abdallah’ as New NDLEA Chairman

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad Abdallah as the new Chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

According to the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the appointment which takes effect from January 11 will be for a first tenure of five years.

Mr. Abdallah, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigeria Army, has a Certificate of Education from Nigeria Defence Academy in 1977, a Bachelor’s Degree in American Politics and Government from Sam Houston State University, Huntville, Texas, USA in 1989, an M. A. Public Administration, LLB and LLM Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2005 and 2011 respectively and Bachelor of Law from the Nigeria Law School in 2006.

The statement noted that Mr. Abdallah is a Professional Security Officer whose public service career spanned over 30 years during which he served in various capacities and strategic positions in the military.

Born on November 13, 1954, the new NDLEA boss is from Hong, Adamawa State.

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