From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), has commenced the repositioning of the agency for optimal performance.
Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs for the NDLEA, Jonah Achema , disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday.
Achema said Marwa inaugurated a seven-member harmonisation committee to address all forms of distortions hampering the smooth running of the agency.
He quoted Marwa while inaugurating the committee as saying “one of my early findings is that the morale of the officers and men has dropped to the lowest ebb. I have noticed distortions in the seniority roll of the agency. This has made the personnel to become poorly motivated. We need a highly motivated personnel to win this war, which we must win by the grace of God. We need to develop a proper, accurate and credible seniority roll for the personnel. We have officers in the various commands whose promotion has been delayed for no just cause, whereas the vacancies are there. Others have been overtaken by their juniors. This is an error that must be addressed,” Marwa said.
The committee had five terms of reference which include receiving memoranda from aggrieved staff members and analysing them in line with set criteria, taking into account service progression and vacancies, successes in the prescribed promotion examinations and disciplinary issues and to make appropriate recommendations that would address the agitation for harmonisation.
Others ncludes to critically examine posting stagnation and address the issues of restoration of correct ranks and seniority to those who are wrongfully denied, restore correct seniority roll and develop guidelines for career path as well as examine structural expansion of the Agency.
The Committee headed by Colonel Yakubu Bako (retd), Special Adviser to the Chairman/Chief Executive, has six weeks to submit its report.