Attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami says that the NDLEA will recruit about 15,000 into the agency between end of 2017.
Malami says the NDLEA recruitment is part of plans by the government to meet the requirements of the ECOWAS plan on control of drug offences and drug circulation in the West Africa region.
The ECOWAS has also saluted the upcoming recruitment exercise as a proof of Nigeria’s commitment to ending drug offences in West Africa.
There will be not less than 15,000 jobs available at the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) between the end of the year and 2017, so says the federal government. This is bit of information was made known by the minister of Justice and the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN) at the ECOWAS ministers meeting.
Malami said the recruitment are as a result of plans by the federal government “to improve the capacity of the agency in relation to fighting crimes” in the West Africa region. The attorney general then urged ministers of member countries to adopt the new ECOWAS Regional Drug Action Plan, for the year 2016-2020, which he said provides a roadmap and working document for the ECOWAS drug control team.
ECOWAS director in charge of Drug Control, Sintiki Ugbe commended Nigeria’s effort to tackle drug trafficking at the national level and noted that the Nigerian government has shown political commitment by approving the recruitment of workers to increase the capacity of the NDLEA and further develop a national drug control master plan.
Ugbe said: “We see and applaud that kind of political commitment in the region. We also want to see the translation of political commitment into real actions.