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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Breaking: President Buhari appoints Marwa NDLEA Chairman …Two MDs for River Basin Development Authorities


Nigeria, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has proved the appointment of former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) as the new Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).

Marwan until his appointment was the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Drug Abuse.

Recalled that Buhari  through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, sacked NDLEA Chairman, Muhammad Mustapha Abdullah.

Similarly, the President has approved two Managing Directors for two River Basin Development Authorities and extension of tenure of seven other Managing Directors of the River Basin Development Authorities.

This was contained in a statement issued by  Mrs Kenechukwu Office, Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Water Resources.

According to the statement, the newly appointed by the President are Ma’amun Da’u Aliyu, Managing Director, Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority and Mark Darefaka, Managing Director, Niger Delta Basin Development Authority.

Those whose their appointments were renewed include: Prof. Abdulkarim Muhammad, Upper Niger River Basin Development Authority; Dr Adeniyi Aremu, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin; Saliu Ahmed, Managing Director, Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority; Muhammad Adra, Managing Director, Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Makurdi.

Others are: Mr Olufemi Odumosu, Ogun- Osun River Basin Development Authority, Mr Bassey Nkposong, Cross River Basin Development Authority, and Bature Mohammed, Managing Director, Sokoto Rima River Basin Development Authority, Sokoto.

The President also approved the appointment of Mr Aminu Abba as Executive Director, Agricultural Services, Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority, Kano.

The appointments, as stated by the release took effect from January 5, 2021.

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