Bode George’s wife, Roli, emerges as NDLEA Chairman.

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Bode George’s wife, Roli, emerges as NDLEA Chairman.

Bode George’s wife, Roli, emerges as NDLEA Chairman.
November 26
12:34 2015
  • How PDP plans to deny her the opportunity

Despite the ploys and trailing rumors about Mrs. Roli George, she finally made it to the top of her career as the new chairman of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Prior to her appointment as the NDLEA boss, a group within the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party known as PDP Action Forum, in an attempt to sabotage her impending leap to the top, had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sack her while she was still the Director-General of the agency.
According to a statement signed by its Secretary, Okikiola Basorun, she said Mrs Bode-George took undue advantage of her position as the boss of the anti-drug agency by compromising and engaging officials of the agency in partisan politics.
The group also claimed that her appointment was one of the many flaws of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
But despite the attempt to thwart her progression, she has been appointed as the first female acting Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, following the retirement of Alhaji Ahmadu Giade who has bowed out after serving 10 years in the agency.
Mrs Bode George’s appointment is considered by observers as a significant gender balancing at a period when the Buhari administration has been criticized for being too patriarchal.
The Chairman of Women Initiative Group (WING) Mrs Tinuade Joseph described the appointment as a good step in “redressing the gender imbalance in the recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
George is generally perceived as an unobtrusive goal-getter and a quiet but formidable achiever, who has the requisite field training and solid academic credentials to give the NDLEA the cutting-edge leadership in the crucial war against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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