The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday, March 22, said it would use the database of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to track drug barons and traffickers anywhere in the world.
A statement from the NDLEA quoted the Chairman, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammed Babandede, in Abuja.
The statement was signed by NDLEA’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi.
Marwa commended the NIS for deploying modern technology and state-of-the-art equipment to keep huge data for use by the nation’s intelligence and law enforcement community.
According to him, the database will be of immense help in NDLEA’s efforts to track drug barons and traffickers wherever they may be hiding.
“We will take advantage of the new technology deployed by the NIS,” he said.
Marwa commended Babandede for introducing a drug integrity test in NIS.
He said that NDLEA would continue to push for the adoption of drug integrity tests by other government agencies.
In his response, the NIS boss expressed the optimism that Marwa would carry out his assignment well in view of his records, experiences, and competence.
”We have no doubt that you will excel as you have done in previous national assignments, and we are ready to work with you,” Babandede said.
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....