The president, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his excitement over the recent smashing of an international drug syndicate by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The NDLEA operation lead to the recovery of 1,855kg of cocaine worth over 278 million dollars.
The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, made this available in a statement.
According to him, the president made his joy known in a telephone call to Chairman of the NDLEA, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, from New York.
The president is currently in New York, United States, attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77).
The president stated that the news of the recovery excites his heart.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buhari said: ”I deeply appreciate the work that you have put into the eradication of the drug menace.
”It gladdens my heart as I continue to follow the successes achieved under your leadership.
“You have demonstrated over and again that choosing you to lead this fight against wicked merchants of death whose sole aim is to endanger and truncate the future of our youth is a very good choice.
”Please keep up the good work.”
Adesina further quoted the president saying: “Buba Marwa is doing well. Two tonnes of cocaine, that’s a haul.”
The NDLEA had announced the “highest cocaine seizure” worth over 278 million dollars and arrest of drug barons including a foreigner in a major operation lasting two days across different locations in Lagos.