The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 revealed that the Federal Government has approved the recruitment of 5000 workers in the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for 2016.
This figure according to Malami, is in addition to the 10,000 recruitment in 2017.
Malami made this disclosure at the ECOWAS ministers’ meeting in Abuja where he noted that the Federal Government is unrelenting in their determination to fight crime in the region.
More so, Malami implored ministers of member countries to ensure they follow the new ECOWAS Regional Drug Action Plan, for the year 2016-2020, because it provides a roadmap and working document for the ECOWAS drug control team.
Commending Nigeria’s effort to nip drug trafficking in the bud, the ECOWAS director in charge of Drug Control, Sintiki Ugbe, said that the government has shown political commitment by approving the recruitment of workers to widen the NDLEA capacity and further develop a national drug control master plan.
He said: “We see and applaud that kind of political commitment in the region. We also want to see the translation of political commitment into real actions.”
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