The Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and former Military Governor of Largos State, General Mohamed Buba Marwa has been honoured with Distinguished Leadership Award by the management of Democracy Newsline Newspaper which is in recognition of the reforms he introduced to reposition the agency that have curtailed the activities of drug dealers in the country since he came onboard.
The award presentation which was held on 18th October, 2023 at National Merit House Maitama, Abuja was in celebration of the thirteenth (13th) Anniversary of the media outfit and also in commemoration of the sixty three (63) years Anniversary of Nigeria’s Political Independence.
While given his welcome address, the Publisher/CEO Olugbemi Femi, noted that the occasion is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the talents, achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations who have remarkably excelled in their respective fields of endeavours.
He further said each of the awardees has demonstrated exceptional abilities, determination and unwavering commitment towards excellence, stressing that they have not only set new standards of excellence but have also become beacons of inspiration for others to follow.
General Muhammad Buba Marwa who was represented by the Provost Marshall of the Agency, Charles Onubogu who received the award on his behalf, stressing that he was not able to personally attend but because of the important he attached to the recognition hence he directed that he stands in for him.
He described General Muhammed Marwa as a refined military general who believe in getting results on any given assignments, an exceptional personality who believes in excellence hence he is glad about the award and would continue to put in his best, urging the media organization to keep doing the job in line with the ethics of the profession.
He acknowledged the fact that Democracy Newsline Newspaper has been partnering with agency at the state level helping to deseminate information that have assisted the organization in no small measure, pointed out that National Drug Law Enforcement Agency will continue to partner with reputable media organisations like Democracy Newsline to create awareness on the danger of drugs within the society.
Meanwhile the management of Democracy Newsline Newspaper has honoured him in line with the reports received from the reports of a team of experts who nominated him for the award among his peers in the federal agencies.
Other recipients of the Leadership Award of Excellence were H.E.Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, National Chairman APC, Mrs Folashade Joseph, MD/CEO, Nigeria Agriculture Insurance Corporation, Vice Admiral Joseph Ajayi (Rtd), Vice Admiral Jibrin Usman (Rtd) Former Chief of Naval Staff and Kogi State Governorship Candidate of Accord Party Governorship candidate and Hajia Hadiza Mamman Vasta.