President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Military Administrators of Lagos and Borno States, Brigadier General Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd), as the New Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Marwa will succeed former NDLEA Chairman, Muhammad Mustapha Abdullah, who was retired some weeks ago.
Until his appointment, Marwa was the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Drug Abuse.
Mohammed Buba Marwa is a retired Nigerian army officer who served as governor of Borno State, and then Lagos State during the military administrations of Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha.
He was born on September 9, 1953 in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He hails from Michika L.G.A of 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 obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Marwa was also at a time, Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa.