Muhammad Abdallah appointed new Chairman of NDLEA

By The Rainbow
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah as the new Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

This was contained in a statement issued Monday in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal.

Signed by his Director of Press, Bolaji Adebiyi, the statement added that the appointment took effect from January 11, 2016, and is for a first tenure of five years.

Mr. Abdallah, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of 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.

“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,” the statement added.