President Mohammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Military Administrator of Borno and Lagos States, Brig. Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd) as the new Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
A senior Presidency official revealed that the appointment of the former CEO of Abarika Airlines takes immediate effect.
Marwa was born September 9, 1953 in Kaduna, but hails from Michika Adamawa State.
He attended the Nigerian Military School, Zaria and the Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna. Later, while in the army, he studied at Pittsburgh University, where he obtained a master’s degree in International Relations, and he obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
He served in the regimes of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (Military Administrator of Borno State) and Gen. Sani Abacha (Military Administrator of Lagos State).
Since Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999, Marwa has made several attempts at launching his political career without much success. He had in 2007 aspired to be the presidential standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and lost to President Umaru Musa Yar’dua , he later joined forces with President Muhammadu Buhari to form the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and later joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) where he also aspired to govern his home state of Adamawa, but also failed.
As at press time, his appointment as the NDLEA boss has not been officially announced by the federal government.