President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA).
The appointment which takes effect from January 11, 2016, is for a first tenure of five years, according to a statement by the Director Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Bolaji Adebiyi.
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.