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NDLEA Recruitment Shortlist 2021 Check Successful Candidate Names

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NDLEA Recruitment Shortlist 2021: A lot of people have been asking and also waiting for the NDLEA recruitment Shortlist 2021, and many have been led astray because of misinformation they had received. Are you among those who really need this information? Then read this article carefully, it will enlighten you more about the NDLEA Recruitment Shortlist 2021.

NDLEA Recruitment Shortlist 2021 Check Successful Candidate Names

The introduction of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is extremely important, especially for candidates that are interested in getting recruited by the Agency in her ongoing 2021 recruitment exercise.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, popularly known as NDLEA is a renowned Federal Agency in the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is responsible for eliminating the manufacturing, processing, and distribution of hard drugs Nationwide.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs.

The agency was established by Decree Number 48 of 1989.

NDLEA Recruitment Shortlist 2021

To check the shortlisted names of successful candidates for the 2021 NDLEA recruitment, kindly visit the NDLEA website at

What are the Departments in the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)?

The departments in the NDLEA are as follows:

  • Department of Operations and General Investigation
  • Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigation
  • Department of Prosecution and Legal Services
  • Directorate of Drug Demand Reduction
  • Department of Training and Manpower Development
  • Directorate of Technical

What are the Requirements for NDLEA Recruitment in 2021?

Well, if you are applying for the NDLEA recruitment exercise, you must note the following:

  • Firstly, candidates must be Nigerian citizen by birth.
  • Secondly, applicants for the NDLEA recruitment 2021 must not be less than 18 years of age or more than 30 years of age.
  • Also, all applicants must fill the NDLEA recruitment 2021 application form on the website and upload a passport.
  • Then, for Narcotic Officer Cadre, applicants must possess educational qualifications ( BSc/HND original certificates) as specified for the position. Also, for Narcotic Assistant (Nass) Cadre, the applicants must have completed secondary school.
  • Next, a shortlisted candidate must be certified physically and mentally fit for recruitment by a medical officer from a Government Hospital before final selection.
  • Furthermore, all candidates for the NDLEA recruitment exercise must be individuals who must not have been convicted of any criminal offense.
  • Then, all prospective applicants must be free from any kind of financial bankruptcy.
  • Candidates will be required to download two (2) NDLEA recruitment referee forms to be filled by two (2) persons of reputable standing in the society.
  • Similarly, successful candidates for the NDLEA recruitment exercise will have to fill further vetting forms.
  • However, successful candidates will always do random illicit drug use test throughout their service in the agency.
  • Finally, only shortlisted candidates for the NDLEA recruitment 2021 shall be invited for further examination and interview.

NOTE: Any candidate applying as a lawyer or a medical doctor for the NDLEA recruitment 2021 in addition to the first degree, must have professional certificates in the relevant field.

How do I apply for the 2021 NDLEA Recruitment Exercise?

All applications must be submitted online.

  • Firstly, you MUST have a functional Email address and mobile phone number before you begin your application.
  • Secondly, visit the NDLEA website at
  • Then, click the Available Vacancies to begin your registration.
  • Fill in and submit the online form. (Review the information before final submission).
  • Ensure that you print out the information that is sent automatically to your Email. Also, do not forget to copy and save your Registration Number for future correspondences. The number is case sensitive.
  • You would be required to present a hardcopy of an email message sent to you if you are shortlisted and contacted for the next stage of the recruitment process.


  • Do not use any email and/or phone number more than once in this application.
  • Also, applicants with multiple applications would be disqualified.
  • Lastly, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency shall not enter into any correspondences with candidates or on behalf of candidates in this exercise aside from this portal or candidates’ emails/telephones.

NDLEA Recruitment 2021 Entrance Exam Pattern

However, the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency entrance examination shall assume the following pattern:

Selection A:  General Paper

Well, this is compulsory for all candidates (weighing, 40%).  Other sections, (only one section to be answered by candidates based on Faculty of choice (weighing 60%)

General Paper and Any of The Following 3 Subjects for the NDLEA recruitment 2020

Section B:  Faculty of Humanities

  • Government/History
  • Economics
  • Literature in English

Section C: Faculty of Law

  • History/Government
  • Literature in English

Section D: Faculty of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Section E: Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

  • Government
  • Economics
  • The Principle of Accounts/Commerce

Important Things to Note After the NDLEA Recruitment Exercise Application

After submitting your application form, you wait for the second stage. This stage, however, involves shortlisting successful candidates for aptitude test examination and invitation for an interview.

Similarly, you will take part in the documentation and physical verification exercise once you see your name on the list.

NOTE: Please ensure that you do not submit false documents to avoid disqualification.

What is the NDLEA Exam Centers and Recruitment Screening Date?

However, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, screening date, exam centers, and required documents for those who participated in the NDLEA recruitment exercise is usually on the E-Recruitment Portal.

The venue for the screening exercise will be sent to you as a notification, once you’ve been shortlisted. NDLEA exam centres are across the 36 states. So, candidates will sit for the examinations in their state of origin.

So, below are the examination centres:

  • Abia – Township Stadium, Umuahia.
  • Adamawa – Federal College of Education, Yola Road.
  • Akwa Ibom – Saint College, Nwaniba Road, Uyo.
  • Anambra – Federal College of Science and Technology, Awka.
  • Bauchi – Jibril Aminu Primary School, New Bauchi GRA.
  • Bayelsa – Community Primary School Okutukutu, (b) Central Epie Secondary School Opolo
  • Benue – Staff Development Centre Markudi.
  • Cross River – College of Health Technology, Marry Slessor Avenue, Calabar.
  • Delta – Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Ibuso Road, Asaba.
  • Ebonyi – Urban Model Secondary School, Okpaugwa.
  • Edo – Nigerian Airforce Primary School, NAF BASE, Airport Road, Benin.
  • Ekiti – Christ School, Fujuri, Iwokoro Road, Ado Ekiti.
  • Enugu – Command Secondary School, 82 Division, Enugu.
  • FCT – Army Day Secondary School, Manbilla/Lungi Barracks and Model Senior Secondary School, Maitama.
  • Gombe – Government Arabic College, Tshar Dukku.
  • Imo – Imo State University, Okigwe Road, Owerri; Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education.
  • Kano – 3rd Brigade, Nig. Army HQ, Bukavu Barracks.
  • Katsina – Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic Dutsinma Road.
  • Kebbi – Army Day Secondary School. Birin Kebbi
  • Kogi – St. Thomas Secondary School. New Layout, Adankolo, Lokoja.
  • Kwara – Ilorin Grammar School, Geri Alimi.
  • Lagos – National Stadium, Surulere.
  • Nasarawa – College of Agriculture, Jos Road, Lafia.
  • Ogun – Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere Abeokuta.
  • Osun – Adventist Grammar School and Baptist High School, Ede.
  • Oyo – Police Training school and Federal Cooperative College, Fan Milk Road, Eleyele.
  • Plateau – Regional Academy for Drug Control, Rikkos
  • Rivers – Nigerian Army secondary school, Bori Camp.
  • Sokoto – Police Training School, Fafaru.
  • Taraba – Yagai Academy, Bye pass Road, Jalingo.
  • Yobe – Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu.
  • Zamfara – Sambo Secondary School, Kaura Road, Gusau.

Frequently Asked Questions on NDLEA Recruitment 2021

  1. What does the NDLEA mean?

It means the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

  1. What does a Narcotic officer do?

A Narcotics officer enforces local, state and federal narcotics laws. Also, he/she investigates narcotics-related crimes including drug trafficking and drug possession using a variety of resources and techniques.

  1. When was NDLEA founded?

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency was founded on January 1, 1990.

  1. Who founded the NDLEA?

The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency was founded by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  1. Can I apply for the NDLEA using WASSCE/SSCE?

Yes, you can. However, the position you can apply for is “Narcotic assistant cadre”.

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