NDLEA Recruitment for 2024/2025 to Begin Soon

We are pleased to inform you that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) recruitment for 2024/2025 is set to commence soon. According to the NDLEA Chairman and CEO, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), the agency has received presidential approval to recruit 5,000 personnel within the next quarter.


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a federal law enforcement agency established by Decree No.48 of December 29, 1989. The creation of the agency was primarily in response to the escalating trend in the demand for and trafficking of hard drugs and other narcotic psychotropic substances, negatively impacting the international image of Nigerians and Nigeria in the 1980s.

NDLEA typically recruits young Nigerians with various skills but shares a common commitment to eliminating illicit drugs from our society and contributing to the safety and well-being of Nigerians.

The agency admits entry-level officers, also known as cadets, into the NDLEA Academy in Kotton Rikus, Jos, Plateau State, for training. However, candidates with specialized training and professional experience can also join the agency in administrative and support roles such as accountants, ICT specialists, secretaries, assistants, human resource personnel, communication experts, legal services, and finance officers, among others.

How to Apply for NDLEA Recruitment

Kindly note that the recruitment exercise has not commenced. However, prospective NDLEA applicants can visit the career page at https://ndlea.gov.ng/careersΒ to check for updates or always check back on this website for the latest news.

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