Mohammed Buba Marwa is the new chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency [NDLEA] who will fight drug abuses and other drug-related issues in Nigeria.
According to information gathered online, Marwa is expected to assume office today in Abuja as the new chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The new chairman said, “I am very concerned about the rising number of drug users, putting the total figure in 2018 to about 14.3 million Nigerians who were involved in the drug abuse.”
According to him, most of the people involved in drug abuses fall between the ages of 15 and 64.
The former military governor of Lagos and Borno has also vowed to ensure reforms and strengthen the activities of the NDLEA.
He added that the NDLEA under his watch will work tirelessly to reduce the number of drug addicts and promises to improve the lives of the agency staff.
Biography of Mohammad Buba Marwa (New Chairman New Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
Mohammed Buba Marwa was born on September 9, 1953, in Kaduna State (Northwest Nigeria).
He comes from Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State (Northeast Nigeria).
Buba Marwa went to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria and Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
After that, he took his education to another higher platform by attending the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his Master degree in International Relations and also a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Buba Marwa served as military administrator of Borno State in 1992 under late General Babangida as Head of State.
After his retirement from the Nigerian army at the end of his term as Lagos State governor Brigadier General, he set up Albarka Airlines and the Buba Marwa Endowment.
In September 2003, Buba Marwa retired as Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of his Albarka Airlines.
In December 2006, Buba Marwa declared his political ambition to become the President of Nigeria under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
His political interest for Presidential election was unsuccessful as he was defeated during the party’s primaries election by his colleague, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua who later become the President of Nigeria.
But in May 2007, The federal government withdrew the operating licences of Albarka Airline based on the controversial ground with respect to Political reasons.
In 2011, He became the Governorship Candidate of Congress Progressive Change (CPC) for his home state in Adamawa.
Marwa later decamped from All Progressives Congress (APC) as a result of the complaints of unfair treatment of his followers after his initial party CPC joined ANPP and the ACN following the decamping of Governor Nyako to the same party.
He later returned back to the APC in June 2015 after the swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.