NDLEA Insists It Won’t Leave Seaports, Warns Saboteurs

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The anti-narcotics agency also promised to remain vigilant in preventing the use of the seaports across the country for drug trafficking.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has threatened to take legal action against any act of misinformation calculated to obstruct its activities at Nigerian seaports.

The anti-narcotics agency also promised to remain vigilant in preventing the use of the seaports across the country for drug trafficking.

In a statement by NDLEA spokesperson Mitchell Ofoyeju, the agency insisted that its operations at the seaports were statutory and it was pertinent to set the records straight, noting that this was necessary in the light of conflicting reports intended to mislead members of the public on the NDLEA’s official position.

A report last week mentioned the NDLEA as one of the government agencies removed from seaports across the country as part of the executive order on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the country.




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Mr. Ofoyeju insisted that the NDLEA had the mandate of the federal government to carry out full counter-narcotic activities at the seaports, noting that as a responsible agency of government, it considered the misrepresentation of facts as a slight on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s executive order.

He explained that in a letter written and signed by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, dated June 2, 2017 inviting the agency to a stakeholder meeting, it was clearly stated that the NDLEA was among the agencies cleared to operate at the seaports.

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