UK promises £1million support to NDLEA

The United Kingdom has promised to provide One Million Pounds (£1million) worth of support to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in 2022, and additional provisions in three years.

The Director, Home Office International Operations, Nick Fowler, disclosed this when he led a team on a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) on Thursday, 9th June.

The team comprised Julie Hart free, Africa Regional Director, and Kris Hawksfield, West Africa Regional Manager, both of Home Office International Operations.

In his welcome remarks, Marwa expressed appreciation to the visiting UK team and the British government for past support of the NDLEA.

Marwa then asked for strengthened intelligence sharing, collaboration, provision of essential operational logistics, and training among others from the UK government.

In his response, Nick Fowler commended Marwa for the huge success NDLEA has become under his leadership. He said the agency has been able to play a significant role by intercepting loads of illicit drugs going to the UK. He assured me that his office is now well-positioned to share intelligence with the NDLEA.

The UK top official also said the British government is willing to enhance NDLEA’s operations with the provision of strategic equipment, logistics, and training as part of a £1million plan, to be implemented in 2022 with additional support over the next three years.

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