Buhari stated this against the backdrop of operations that have led to the smashing of an international drug syndicate and recovery of the largest cocaine haul measuring 1,855kilograms.
In a telephone call to the chairman of the anti-narcotics agency from New York where he is attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77), President Buhari said that the news of the recovery gladdens his heart.
“I deeply appreciate the work that you have put into the eradication of the drug menace. It gladdens my heart as I continue to follow the successes achieved under your leadership.
“You have demonstrated over and again that choosing you to lead this fight against wicked merchants of death whose sole aim is to endanger and truncate the future of our youth is a very good choice. Please keep up the good work,” he said.
At a meeting later with members of his delegation, the President in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said, “Buba Marwa is doing well. Two tonnes of cocaine, that’s a haul.”