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NDLEA denies chairman’s sack, says our boss still in office despite tenure expiration

Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has denied reports that its Chairman, Muhammad Abdallah, has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Jonah Achema, spokesperson for NDLEA, said this while speaking with the newsmen, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Mr Achema, a Deputy Commander of Narcotics, DCN, said however, that the tenure of Abdallah who was appointed on Jan. 12, 2016 expired on Jan.11.

“The chairman was not sacked as reported by some media organisations. However, his five-year tenure elapsed on January 11,’’ he said.

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