NDLEA Commences Recruitment Exercise for Qualified Graduates, SSCE Holders

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the recruitment exercise for suitably qualified Nigerians for enlistment into the agency.

According to a statement issued by the anti-narcotic agency on Friday and signed by its Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi , the application will run from March 12 to April 8, 2023, and it is free.

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Applicants must be of Nigerian origin by birth and possess a National Identity Number (NIN)

The agency invited Secondary School, Polytechnic and University graduates to apply, adding that computer literacy will be an added advantage for all cadres.

Also, interested applicants are also required to tender all acquired certificates at the time of recruitment, and must produce a certificate of medical fitness from a government hospital.

Candidates applying for the role of “superintendent cadre” must not be less than 20 years or more than 35 years while the age limit for “narcotic agent cadre” and “narcotic assistant cadre” is 30 years and not less than 18 years at the point of entry.

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The statement, however, noted that persons over 40 years applying for the role of “medical doctors” and “articulated vehicle drivers” will be considered.

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“Medical and allied professionals must possess current practising licences while lawyers must have been called to bar.

“Applicants must be drug-free and also be of good character and must not have been convicted of any criminal offence.

“Applicants must use their personal email address and phone numbers when submitting their applications online,” the statement added.

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How to Apply

Qualified candidates are required to visit the NDLEA webpage at, click on careers and read the instructions carefully.

Then click on “Apply Now” to register. You will be redirected to a page for the categories (select from list of categories).

Applicants are to fill out the form and ensure all required documents listed below are uploaded:

1. Passport Photograph.

2. Educational Certificates.

3. Certificate of State of Origin.

4. Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age.

5. National Identity Card.

6. NYC Discharge/Exemption Certificate.

Applicants must print out their online generated slip on completion of their application.

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Successful candidates will be required to fill further vetting forms. All successful candidates will be subjected to random illicit drug use tests throughout their service in the agency.

The agency further stated that only shortlisted applicants shall be invited for further examination and interview. It warned that multiple applications will lead to disqualification.

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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