Wife of a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party Bode George, Roli Bode George, has been appointed as the acting chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), thus becoming the first woman to head the anti-narcotic agency.
The immediate past former chairman, Ahmadu Giade had retired for the NDLEA after 10 years.
The appointed of George has been considered by pundits as a shift in gender balancing as the President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed few women in position of high authority compared to his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, Vanguard reports.
Also praising the appointment, chairperson of Women Initiative Group (WING) Tinuade Joseph described the appointment as a step in the right direction in “redressing the gender imbalance in the recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The new chairman of NDLEA has described as an unobtrusive goal-getter and quite person with a zeal to deliver results stating that she has the right experience couple with solid academic credentials to give NDLEA a new direction in the fight against illicit drug production and marketing.