NDLEA Recruitment 2024/2025 Application Form – Apply Now

The NDLEA recruitment application form for 2024/2025 is out and the online application will last for four weeks. The recruitment portal can be accessed at www.ndlea.gov.ng. If you’re looking for detailed information about the ongoing National Drug Law Enforcement Agency recruitment, then this post article is for you. 

Also, you can check out the list of all NDLEA recruitment shortlisted candidates for 2024/2025 here


After reading this article, you should be able to know available positions, requirements, how to apply for NDLEA, closing date, and other important things to know about National Drug Law Enforcement Agency recruitment recruitment.

Before we talk about requirements, let’s know the available positions.

ALSO CHECK: NDLEA Recruitment Test Portal for Candidates

NDLEA Recruitment Available Positions

The NDLEA recruitment positions are generally categorized into 3 main cadres which are, Superintendent Cadre (General duties & specialist), Narcotic Agent cadre, and Narcotic Assistant cadre.

Meanwhile, each of these cadres has subcategories.

Superintendent Cadre comprises of Assistant Superintendent of Narcotics II CONPASS (08), Assistant Superintendent of Narcotics I (CONPASS 9), and Deputy Superintendent of Narcotics (CONPASS 10).

Narcotic Agent cadre includes; Chief Narcotic Agent – CONPASS (07), Senior Narcotic Agent – CONPASS (06), Narcotic Agent – CONPASS (05)

The Narcotic Assistant cadre has the following; Narcotic Assistant I – CONPASS (04), Narcotic Assistant II – CONPASS (03), Artisan, Mechanic, Driver, Cleaner / Gardener, etc.

There are some requirements every applicant must fulfill before applying for any of the above NDLEA positions. Keep reading to see the recruitment requirements.

READ ALSO: 2024/2025 NDLEA Recruitment Application Deadlines

NDLEA Recruitment Statutory Requirements

The following are general requirements for the applicant who wishes to apply for NDLEA recruitment 2023/2024. Only applicants born in Nigeria can apply and must have a valid National Identification Number (NIN). 

Must possess educational qualifications that fit any (cadre) position applied for. These qualifications are shown on the NDLEA recruitment portal.  But, it’s compulsory for every interested applicant to have at least 3 credits in SSCE/GEC/NABTEB with mathematics and English language inclusive.

Any certificate that is not provided at the time of recruitment will not be accepted later by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, so ensure you have all qualifications handy. Lawyers are expected to have been called to Bar while Medical and allied professionals must present current practicing licenses.

Medical fitness from any government hospital will be required, meaning the candidate must be physically fit to join the agency.

The age of the applicants should not be less than 20 years or more than 35 years for the position of Superintendent Cadre category. Then, the age limit for the Narcotic Agent cadre and Narcotic Assistant cadre categories is 30 years, and should not be younger than 18 years at the time of application. However, if you are up to 40 years old, you can apply as a medical Doctor or a vehicle driver.

The required height for males is 1.65 meters and 1.60 meters for females.

An interested person for any of the available positions in NDLEA should be free of drugs and must not have any record of a criminal offense. An applicant is expected to be of good character in society.

A valid email address and phone number will be required to start the registration.

You can also check: NDLEA Aptitude Test Result – Check Now

Method of Application

The authorized method for the 2024/2025 NDLEA application is online, meaning you don’t have to pay anyone for manual registration. Ensure you visit the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s official recruitment portal to fill out and submit the application form.

Kindly follow the steps below to learn how to apply for NDLEA.

How to Apply for NDLEA Recruitment

To apply for NDLEA recruitment 2023, go to NDLEA application portal 2023 at www.ndlea.gov.ng and click on “CAREERS

After clicking on ‘CAREERS’, it will load and display the NDLEA RECRUITMENT PORTAL. Click on “Apply now” 

Upon clicking on “Apply now”, a page that contains information about the recruitment will appear, read those instructions carefully and click on “Apply Now

When once you click on the “Apply now” button, a message that says “You must be logged in to use this form” will appear.

Click on “login” and a page as shown below will display. But, you cannot login because you’re yet to create an account on the NDLEA recruitment portal.

To get this done, click on the “sign up” button to get started.

Type in your first and last name. Also, input your valid email address in the provided space and click on “sign up” as seen in the image below

If your email address is valid, a confirmation mail will be sent immediately to your inbox or spam, open the mail and click on “complete registration

Once you follow the above application process successfully, you’ll finally land on the NDLEA Application Form. Select the category of the cadre that suit your qualifications and carefully fill out all the information as required on the form. 

Ensure you upload the following documents before submitting the form. These include; a passport-sized photograph, a certificate that shows your state of origin, an educational certificate, a birth certificate or declaration of age, a valid identification card (National ID card), and NYSC discharge certificate or letter of exemption from NYSC.

Once you successfully upload these documents, click on submit. Get the online application printed out and keep it safe. Only successful candidates will be invited for examinations and interviews.

Warning!, You’re expected to apply only once. Multiple applications will get you disqualified.

NDLEA Recruitment Closing Date 2024/2025

The closing date for this recruitment is Saturday 8th April 2023. Do not wait till the closing date because it could be too late and the application period may not be extended.

NDLEA Computer-Based Test (CBT) Date

NDLEA Recruitment Aptitude Test or CBT date has not been slated as the online application process is still ongoing. You can check this web page later as we’ll update it as soon as the Computer-Based Test is announced.

Facts to Know About NDLEA Recruitment

NDLEA is an agency responsible for drug policy and control in Nigeria. Their mandate is to curtail the production of illicit drugs, importation, exportation, and usage of these drugs. This federal law enforcement agency was founded and established by Decree No. 48 of 28th December 1989.

Full meaning of NDLEA

The full meaning of NDLEA is National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and there are mandated to control the use of drugs in Nigeria

NDLEA Recruitment Salary

NDLEA salary depends on the rank of the officer. On average, graduates can earn about ₦74,000/month which is about ₦888,956 annually. If an officer makes it to Grade Level 8 Step 2, his or her annual salary can be about ₦900,071 per annum. Meaning, the monthly salary for this level is about ₦75,000 monthly.

FAQS about NDLEA Recruitment 2024

The following are Frequently Asked Questions applicants often ask about National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Is NDLEA recruitment form out?

Yes, the NDLEA recruitment form is out and interested applicants can access the application form through www.ndlea.gov.ng.

Is NDLEA portal open?

Yes, the NDLEA portal is open and registration is ongoing.

How much is the NDLEA form?

The NDLEA form is free of charge. Be aware of scammers that may ask you to send money for help. You do not need to pay any money before applying for the NDLEA available positions. 

How can I apply for NDLEA Form?

You can apply for the NDLEA form by visiting the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s official website at www.ndlea.gov.ng. Create an account, fill out all the required information, upload the necessary documents, and submit the application form. Endeavor to print out the online application form after submission.

Is NDLEA Recruiting Now?

Yes, NDLEA is recruiting now.

What is the age limit for NDLEA recruitment?

The age limit for NDLEA recruitment is 35 years for Superintendent Cadre and 30 years for the Narcotic Agent cadre and Narcotic Assistant cadre. Meanwhile, applicants above 40 years can apply as a Medical Doctor or a Vehicle Driver

What is the lowest rank in NDLEA?

The lowest rank in NDLEA is Narcotic Assistant (NA).


The NDLEA registration portal will not be opened for ever, it will be closed on the 8th of April, 2024. If you have the required qualifications and documents to apply for any of the NDLEA recruitment positions, now is the right time to fill and submit the application form.

Do you have any question about National Drug Law Enforcement Agency recruitment?, if yes, drop them in the comment box below.

Always visit Kindi Recruit for update about this recruitment.

I hope this post was helpful.


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