Street Journal’s investigations have revealed that Nigeria’s anti-drug agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) will be getting a new Chairman soon. The current Chairman, Ahmadu Giade has been retired by the Federal Government. He is to proceed on terminal leave while a successor will be appointed in a matter of months. Street Journal gathered that a letter to that effect has already been despatched to him.
Giade, a retired Deputy Commissioner of Police was appointed as Chairman of the agency in November 2005. He enlisted into the Nigerian Police College, Kaduna in 1963. In 1982, Ahmadu Giade was appointed aide-de camp to the Second Republic Senate President, Joseph Wayas. He also served as the DPO of the Tin Can Island Ports.
He served as an Assistant Commissioner of Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Rivers State Command in 1989. In 1993, he held a similar position at the Katsina State Police Command before his transfer to the Special Fraud Unit, Force Criminal Investigation Department Lagos. He was also a member of the Federal Government Task Force on the Reorganization of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in 1994.