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Buhari fires Roli Bode George as NDLEA boss, appoints replacement
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Buhari fires Roli Bode George as NDLEA boss, appoints replacement

Mfonobong Akpan

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Roli Bode George, and appointed Muhammad Abdallah as the new director of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, who made this disclosure via a statement on Mondays, said the appointment, which took effect from January 11 will last for five years.

He said, “Abdallah, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigeria Army, has a Certificate of Education from Nigeria Defence Academy in 1977, a Bachelor’s Degree in American Politics and Government from Sam Houston State University, Huntville, Texas, USA in 1989, an M. A. Public Administration, LLB and LLM Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2005 and 2011 respectively and Bachelor of Law from the Nigeria Law School in 2006.

“Abdallah is a Professional Security Officer whose public service career spanned over 30 years during which he served in various capacities and strategic positions in the military.

“Born on November 13, 1954, the new NDLEA boss is from Hong, Adamawa State.”