National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Salary Structure

This article focuses on the salaries of NDLEA staff which is based on their grade and level.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a federal government agency in Nigeria which is mandated to terminate the manufacturing, importation, exportation, selling, and the entire processing of illicit drugs as it is universally unacceptable.

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The agency which was instituted by Decree #48 of January 1990 was mandated to among others; completely destroy the cannabis by extirpating the plants and to catch the leaders of drugs and money laundering gangs in Nigeria. They are always present in transborder seaports, airports, and border crossing points.

Functions of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

They are charged with the responsibilities of;

  • Using all the resources at its disposal for the absolute extirpation of all illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. In other words, the reduction of illegal drugs and other substances on demand.
  • Recover all ill-gotten wealth, acquired from proceeds of illegal drug trading.
  • Defend, strengthen, and maintain the image of Nigeria and Nigerian people both at home and abroad.
  • Make arrests where necessary and convey drug dealers over to the police.

Are you ready and interested to perform these functions for your country and take risks where necessary? If your answer is yes then read on..

NDLEA Salary Structure

The NDLEA salary structure is based on the grade level and steps which serves as distinction among officers in the same level and also helps maintain order and control.

The agency is a paramilitary structure, therefore the salary is determined by the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS). Consolidated with the basic salaries in image 1 are other allowances EXCEPT RENT which is shown in the Image 2 below.

The salary also depends on the level of education one holds. While HND Holders are placed on Level 7; Degree Holders are placed on Level 8. And the ongoing recruitment is for BSC and HND holders.

The annual salary for NDLEA holders Grade Level 8 Step 1 is about ₦1,004,805 while Grade Level 8 Step 2 is about ₦1,019,357 including all allowances.

This means that the total salary is calculated thus:

Level 8 step 1 = CONPASS + Rent Allowance

₦888,956 + ₦115,849

= ₦1,004,805 (total annual salary). i.e ₦83,733 (monthly)

Then that of HND holders placed on Grade Level 7 Step 1 is ₦573,287.

Level 7 step 1 = CONPASS + Rent Allowance

₦483,014 + ₦92,273.9

= 573,287 (total annual salary). i,e ₦44,773 (monthly)

Above, are monthly salaries for the ongoing recruitment positions including allowances. If you wish to learn more about the NDLEA salary structure, study the image below.

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Image 1: Shows the annual salaries of all paramilitary groups except rent. Highlighted are the salaries of the ongoing recruitment positions.

Image 2:  Shows the rent allowance for officers who are not quartered in the barracks.

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Post Author: Frances Anonu

48 thoughts on “National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Salary Structure


    (August 11, 2019 - 5:51 pm)

    I wish to apply for NDLEA
    I am Ebenezer Omomumi a graduate of Political Science from AAUA with a Second Class (hons). Upper Credit with number 07033346124.


    (August 13, 2019 - 9:43 am)

    can ssce holder apply for the current ongoing recruitment for the NDLEA?

    Egeregha Ebiowei

    (August 13, 2019 - 12:21 pm)

    I Want To Apply Ndlea

    Murtala Bala

    (August 13, 2019 - 1:22 pm)

    Thanks for your contribution

    Jesse thompson Abang

    (August 13, 2019 - 11:01 pm)

    compliment to our President ,Gen m.buhari for creating job opportunity for his citizens to reduce poverty. I pray to God to give him life and wisdom to move us foreword. pls let me be among thiese officers.

    Nuhu Japhet

    (August 14, 2019 - 5:48 am)

    I am Interested

    Jang charles

    (August 14, 2019 - 2:56 pm)

    The site built for this recruitment exercise is full of stress, NDLEA should as a matter of urgency upgrade and make the site stress free pls


    (August 15, 2019 - 10:48 pm)

    I have applied but hasn’t receive any slip since yesterday.


    (August 16, 2019 - 5:59 am)

    Am a National Diploma holder can i apply


    (August 17, 2019 - 12:51 am)

    What is the salary for nce holder and what level

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    Udenze Blessing

    (August 17, 2019 - 9:16 am)

    I wish to apply with my HND but i will finish my service next month. Is it right if i do?

    Afuwai kingsley

    (August 17, 2019 - 1:18 pm)

    Thanks for your wide and understanding explaination.

    Sulaiman kazaure

    (August 18, 2019 - 10:16 pm)

    I am having (nd) in polymer technology, can i filled this recrutment for ndlea

    Agbike Joseph

    (August 19, 2019 - 1:56 pm)

    Please i am 32years old and my Bsc is in view, can I apply?

    Hassan Waris

    (August 20, 2019 - 9:20 am)

    I’m a certified Community Health personnel..Please, Can I apply? And how


    (August 20, 2019 - 10:34 am)

    Is FSLC compulsory during online registration?
    Because i lost mine during a fire incident.

    Adewole opeyemi

    (August 21, 2019 - 8:36 am)

    Please how much are they paying ssce holder?

    Obako Abdulkarim usman

    (August 21, 2019 - 1:35 pm)

    Your Message l am an nice holder can I apply too?


    (August 21, 2019 - 2:01 pm)

    am trying to apply for NDLEA since monday but the application is not submit i don’t know why help me i beg


    (August 21, 2019 - 6:55 pm)

    I have applied for the past one week am yet to get my slip

    Neue Ajax

    (August 22, 2019 - 4:31 am)

    A motivating discussion is worth comment. I think that you ought
    to publish more about this topic, it might not be a taboo
    subject but typically people don’t talk about these topics.
    To the next! All the best!!

    Gana amos

    (August 22, 2019 - 8:20 am)

    Hv applied since on Sunday and no reply concerning any printout yet.

    okere gift

    (August 22, 2019 - 9:13 am)

    pls can an Nce holder apply? I have Nce in biology/ chemistry can I apply with it or ssce.

      Frances Anonu

      (August 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm)

      Hello Gift, you can apply with SSCE

      Ochigbo John

      (October 7, 2019 - 9:42 pm)

      what’s the position for national diploma holder and rank

    Frances Anonu

    (August 23, 2019 - 5:14 pm)

    Thank you

    Frances Anonu

    (August 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm)

    Thank you

    Frances Anonu

    (August 23, 2019 - 5:33 pm)

    Thank you

    Wantor-Yesu Liamngee

    (September 30, 2019 - 4:38 am)

    Please when will selected candidates be called up for further documentation?

    Adis Andokari Timothy

    (September 30, 2019 - 7:03 am)

    can i apply wth my ssce and when been recruitted into dy ndlea then further my education? since am in 300level now

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