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Muhammad Abdallah Appointed NDLEA Chairman

Valentine Chinyem

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Muhammad Abdallah, has been appointed the chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

This was confirmed in a statement issued by Bolaji Adebiyi, director of press in the office of secretary to the government of the federation.

According to the statement, the appointment, which takes effect from January 11, will be for a first tenure of five years.

Abdallah replaces Roli Bode-George, who served as the acting head of the agency in November following the expiration of the tenure of Ahmadu Giade.

The appointment, which takes effect from January 11, is for a first tenure of five years, according to a statement by the Director Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Bolaji Adebiyi.

Mr Abdallah, a retired Lieutenant-Colonel of the Nigerian 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 Bachelors of Law from the Nigeria Law School in 2006.

Mr 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, Mr Abdallah is from Hong, Adamawa State.