Following a meeting in September 2009 with the head of Nigeria`s immigration department to discuss sharing biometric data of convicted drug lords and traffickers, Giade said cooperation between agencies would help deny passports to convicted drug lords.  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a federal agency in Nigeria responsible for eliminating the cultivation, processing, manufacture, sale, export, and trafficking of hard drugs. War Against Drug Abuse (AMA) is an advocacy campaign launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26 June 2021 to raise awareness of the anti-drug culture in society. This involves the creation of coordinated anti-drug committees in states, LGAs and communities in the federation. Recovery of ill-gotten wealth from the proceeds of illicit drug trafficking to protect the image of Nigerians. The establishment of the National Drug Control Agency (NDLEA) through the enactment of Decree No. 48 of 1989, which became an Act of Parliament, was aimed at eliminating illicit drug trafficking and consumption in Nigerian society. It is well known that any involvement in drugs, in particular their importation, exportation, sale, transfer, purchase, cultivation, manufacture, extraction and possession, is generally unacceptable. As part of the agency`s mandate, thousands of NDLEA drug experts and well-trained NDLEA support staff work across Nigeria with a visible presence at international airports, seaports, border crossings and major highways. NDLEA activists are committed to protecting society from the dangers of illicit substances and their suppliers and are actively engaged in prosecuting, arresting and prosecuting traffickers of dangerous substances under Nigeria`s various drug laws. In 2008, Nigeria was certified by the United States of America in the Anti-Drug Crusade for the eighth consecutive year. President George Bush said Nigeria has made significant progress in the fight against drugs and cooperated effectively with the United States in drug and money laundering cases.
 In Katsina State alone, one hundred people were convicted of drug-related offences and 358 arrested for drug-related offences between January and May 2008.  Ahmadu Giade, chief executive officer of NDLEA, said in 2008 about efforts to track down trade organizers that the agency had seized shares worth N270 million belonging to drug lords, as well as cars, houses, and other property worth hundreds of millions of naira.  Bello Lafiaji was wrongly convicted on June 21, 2010 for conspiracy and conversion of €164,300 seized from a drug suspect in November 2005 while he was president of the NDLEA. He was sentenced to four years in prison with his personal assistant. They were investigated by Nigeria`s Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).  The NDLEA describes the southwestern region of Nigeria as one of the main centers of illicit drug production in the country. 196.5 acres (0.795 km2) of cannabis-related farmland was discovered and destroyed in the area in 2008.  Edo State, in particular, has the highest rate of cannabis seizures in the country.
 In April 2009, the NDLEA seized 6.5 tons of marijuana from the home of a man from Ogun State who claimed to be 114 years old.  In September 2009, the NDLEA reported the destruction of a 24-hectare cannabis plantation in a forest reserve in Osun State.  The DEA enforces the provisions of U.S. laws and regulations on controlled substances and chemical diversion and trafficking and operates globally. It submits cases to the U.S. criminal and civil justice system – or other competent jurisdiction – involving major organizations and their members involved in the cultivation, production, smuggling, distribution, laundering, or diversion of controlled substances that appear in the United States or are destined for illicit trafficking in the United States. The DEA dismantles and dismantles these organizations by arresting their members, confiscating their drugs, and confiscating their property. and creates, manages and supports enforcement programs – domestic and international – that aim to reduce the availability and demand for illicit controlled substances. The Agency was established by Decree No. 48 of 1989.
Use all resources at our disposal to completely eliminate illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by eliminating the supply of illicit drugs and holding suppliers accountable, reducing demand for illicit drugs and other abusive substances, and detecting and collecting drug-related products through effective drug law enforcement. The NDLEA is a federal law enforcement agency created by Decree No. 48 of 29 December 1989. The promulgation of the decree was primarily a reaction to the growing demand for and trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, which damaged the international image of Nigerians in the 1980s. Since then, illicit substance trafficking has become an organized criminal activity that undermines the security and development of the country and therefore requires urgent attention and priority from the government. The United States donated body scanning aircraft to the international airports of Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt, and provided security training and orientation to airport officials. The machines have proven effective in catching smugglers and couriers who import cocaine from Latin America to Europe via Nigeria. Between 2006 and June 2008, more than 12,663 suspected drug traffickers were arrested and more than 418.8 tons of various drugs were seized.  For example, in July 2009, a woman who was about to board a KLM flight at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport was arrested by NDLEA agents and later excreted 42 packages of cocaine weighing 585 grams.  In September 2009, the NDLEA arrested a Guinean woman en route from Brazil to Europe carrying 6,350 kg of pure cocaine at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.  In fulfilling its mission as the agency responsible for enforcing U.S.
controlled substances laws and regulations, the DEA`s primary mission includes: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a federal agency in Nigeria responsible for eliminating the cultivation, processing, manufacture, sale, export and trafficking of hard drugs.