Chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Marwa (retd) said the inspector-general of police, IGP Usman Baba is determined to boost the morale of the rank and file of the Nigeria police force.
Marwa stated this while decorating one of the newly promoted police officers attached to his office, assistant superintendent of police Mande Umar with his new rank as ASP11 yesterday in Abuja.
The NDLEA boss said the recent promotion of over 21,039 junior cadre policemen shows the commitment of IGP Baba to boost the morale of the Force’s rank and file as well as enhancing the performance of the police.
He also commended the IGP for his willingness to strengthen the working relationship between the anti-narcotic agency and the police.
While also commending the speed with which the Police Service Commission headed by a former IGP, Alhaji Musiliu Smith has been working with the Police to strengthen the Force, Marwa said the IGP is not only working relentlessly to make the police better, he has also been supportive of their work in NDLEA.
According to him, “it is on record that he (the IGP) recently signed a clear letter to all police commands and formations to support and cooperate with the NDLEA.
“That is why you will see police commands transferring all drug related cases to NDLEA without delay and whenever our men come under attack, they are always ready to give a helping hand. That is commendable and I give IGP Baba credit for that.”