The Apapa Port Special Area Commander of the NDLEA, Samuel B. Gadzama addressing the audience at the occassion.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The officers and men of the Nigerian military and paramilitary fraternity gathered on Thursday the 2nd of December to witness the launch at the Command level of the War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) and the decoration of the 54 officers from the Apapa Port Special Area Command who were part of the 3,506 personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency that were promoted in June this year.
Officers being decorated by guests and families.
In his address to the audience at the penthouse, Nigeria Ports Authority building, Apapa Port venue of the event, the Area Commander of the Command, Samuel Bashir Gadzama expressed “Profound appreciation to the Officers and Men of the Command and especially to the Director-General of the Agency, Brig.Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd.) for offering us a new direction by placing high premium on the welfare and motivation of the staff of the Agency”. Mr. Gadzama enjoined all the promoted officers to prepare to sustain the “new work spirit” as engendered by the promotion.
The CAC of the Apapa Command of the NCS decorating the Apapa Port Director of the DSS.
On the launch of the WADA the same day as the decoration of the officers, the Area Commander said that it is an appropriate signal to all the actors in the illicit drug chain within the Port and it’s environs that today’s NDLEA is not going to spare any act in favour of drug activities. He noted that WADA is the baby of the President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari and that with this kind of motivation given the staff, they have the full mandate to crush any attempt to try their will for a drug free Nigeria.
The representative of the UK Border Force being decorated by the CAC of Apapa Command of the NCS.
Officers from the Directorate of State Security, the Navy, the Army, the Port manager of the Apapa Port, a representative of the United Kingdom Border Force, Freight Forwarders, the Customs Area Controller of of the Apapa Command including the representative of the Ojora of Ijora were in attendance as they were all decorated as ambassadors of WADA and one after the other gave their support to the war on drugs.
A group photograph at the event.
The invited guests and families were called up to help doctorate all the promoted officers as one of the promoted officers, Mrs. M.E. Thompson gave a vote of thanks at the occassion.
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