The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, retired Brigadier General- Buba Marwa has stressed the need for regional and international cooperation to successfully cut off drug supply to the rising criminal gangs across the world.
Retired Brigadier General Marwa stated this in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia while speaking at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Gambia.
The Memorandum of Understanding borders on cooperation in combating illicit production, manufacture, and trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors.
Retired Brigadier General Marwa expressed optimism that the collaboration between Nigeria and Gambia on drug war will encourage similar partnerships among other countries in West Africa and on the African continent.
He pointed out that the Memorandum of Understanding is in furtherance of the affirmation and commitment entered into between the Ministers of Justice of the two countries at the sixty-second session of the United Nations Commission on drug in Vienna, Austria.
Earlier, the Director General of Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Gambia, Alhagie Bakary Gassama commended the proactive leadership of Retired Brigadier General Marwa and its impact on National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, since he assumed office seven months ago.