The chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa said a total of 1,018 officers have been elevated to new ranks in 2022 including two DCGN, 17 ACGN, 29 CN, 78 DCN and 111 ACN.
Marwa said others are 63 CSN, 106 SN, 129 DSN, 25 ASN I, 400 ASN II, 9 CNA, 44 SNA, 3 NA and 2 NAS I.
Marwa made this announcement on Tuesday while decorating the recently promoted officers in the anti-narcotic agency in Abuja.
He noted, “Promotion is a reward for hard work, diligence, and dedication. Merit is earned, not given for free, and it is subject to vacancy from time to time.As a result, not everyone who deserves a promotion gets one.There is a limited amount of upward mobility available to certain ranks.To those whose expectations were not met in the just concluded promotion and harmonization exercise, I would like to assure them that management is currently working to address some complaints regarding the process.In the event that higher level positions become available, we will continue to consider everyone concerned.”
The former Governor of Lagos State urged the officers to put in more efforts and shun any tendency capable of undermining the integrity and interest of the agency in the war against illicit substance abuse and trafficking in the country.
He continued, “I am obligated to give kudos for the good job you have done this year. This years performance is a testament to the fact that what we achieved last year was not a fluke. I enjoined us to keep up the good work, but remember, we are on a long journey, there is still long mileage to cover and there is room for improvement.
Speaking on staff welfare, the NDLEA boss said president Muhammadu Buhari has approved some incentives for the officers in a bid to boost the morale of the agency.
He noted, “Importantly, do not abuse the trust reposed in us by the public. I want to assure you that management is taking care of your welfare, professionalism and work entitlement. President Muhammadu Buhari has done this in terms of welfare packages with his approval of a number of incentives. The barrack project is also in full swing. These are indications that the future is bright for NDLEA officers. Therefore, we cannot afford to have officers that cross the lines in terms of temptations. You have got nothing to fear whether now or in retirement because we now have a good welfare package that should take care of you and your family on the job or in retirement, he stated.