Chairman/Chief executive

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. He took over from Ahmadu Giade who completed his tenure in office on November 24, 2015.

Abdallah, is a seasoned military officer and a versatile administrator. He holds a Certificate in Education from Nigeria Defence Academy in 1977 as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in American Politics and Government from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA in 1989.

The NDLEA Chairman is a multi-disciplinarian with a masters degree in Public Administration, an LLB and LLM Degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
As a security professional with over thirty (30) years of meritorious service in strategic positions in the Nigeria Army; Abdallah is poised to undertake major reforms aimed at repositioning the anti-narcotic Agency for optimum performance. Born on November 13, 1954, Abdallah hails from Hong, Adamawa State.