HURIWA names NDLEA Chief, Marwa Man of the Year
Civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, named the Executive Chairman of the Nigerian Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) the Human Rights Man of the Year for 2022.
HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement to mark the International Human Rights Day, described Mohammed Buba Marwa as the most influential Nigerian in 2022, adding that he is one person who has officially and personally affected the news, and lives more than any other Nigerian, from whatever standpoint one looks at it.
He said: “Several polls conducted have shown a clear consensus that Mohammed Buba Marwa is one Nigerian who has personally and officially affected the news and lives of Nigerians the most in recent times, with his very aggressive, but human rights-based approach to drug policy.
“In just 24 months, Marwa has not just earned the image of the protagonist of the most topical human rights and developmental issues, but as well distinguished himself as a courageous and insightful leader who understands the urgent need to embrace a multi-dimensional and holistic approach that aims to mitigate the harm done by drug use instead of the retrogressive traditional just-say-no-ism of past chief executives.
“Within 24 months, his plans are taking shape and it is obvious to the public that he and his management team are caught in a historic moment and process of rebuilding NDLEA into an institution that will stand the test of time.