The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has concluded its rigorous recruitment exercise for the Narcotic Officer and Narcotic Assistant cadres. The Agency recently released the final lists of successful candidates who will be trained to play critical roles in combating drug trafficking and abuse in the country. With specific training centers and dates assigned for each group, the candidates are gearing up for their respective training programs in order to become part of the nation’s frontline defenders against the menace of drug-related crimes. In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the recruitment process, grouping of candidates, training schedule, and essential requirements for the selected candidates.
Recruitment Process Overview:
The 2023 NDLEA recruitment exercise witnessed a rigorous selection process aimed at identifying the most suitable candidates for the Narcotic Officer and Narcotic Assistant cadres. Aspiring candidates were required to apply online and undergo various assessments, including written tests, physical examinations, and interviews. The selection criteria were stringent, ensuring that only the most qualified and capable individuals were shortlisted for training.
Grouping of Candidates and Training Schedule:
The successful candidates have been grouped according to their respective cadres and are scheduled to report for training at designated centers. The NDLEA Academy in Kotton Rikus, Jos Plateau State, will host the Narcotic Officers Basic (Cadet) training, while the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) College of Peace and Disaster Management in Katsina State will accommodate the Narcotic Assistant (NA & NASS) Cadre training.
The training schedule is as follows:
Narcotic Officers (Superintendent Cadre) Training:
- Group 1: Serial Number 1-400 – Reporting on Thursday, 27th July 2023.
- Group 2: Serial Number 401-800 – Reporting on Friday, 28th July 2023.
- Group 3: Serial Number 801-1,200 – Reporting on Saturday, 29th July 2023.
- Group 4: Serial Number 1,201-1,600 – Reporting on Monday, 31st July 2023.
- Group 5: Serial Number 1,601-2,000 – Reporting on Tuesday, 1st August 2023.
- Group 6: Serial Number 2,001-2,428 – Reporting on Wednesday, 2nd August 2023.
Narcotic Assistant (NA & NASS) Cadre Training:
- Group 1: Serial Number 1-400 – Reporting on Saturday, 12th August 2023.
- Group 2: Serial Number 401-800 – Reporting on Monday, 14th August 2023.
- Group 3: Serial Number 801-1,200 – Reporting on Tuesday, 15th August 2023.
- Group 4: Serial Number 1,201-1,600 – Reporting on Wednesday, 16th August 2023.
- Group 5: Serial Number 1,601-2,000 – Reporting on Thursday, 17th August 2023.
- Group 6: Serial Number 2,001-2,415 – Reporting on Friday, 18th August 2023.
Selected candidates are required to come prepared for the training with the following essential items:
- Original and photocopy of credentials, including National Identification Number (NIN) and the NDLEA online application reference slip.
- Four copies of recent color passport photographs without cap/hat.
- Writing materials such as biro, pencils, ruler, notebooks, and file jackets.
- Three pairs of white (unmarked) round neck vests and navy-blue shorts (without stripes).
- Two pairs of white and black socks.
- Two pairs of pure black canvas trainers (rubber type NOT acceptable).
- Two white bed sheets and pillowcases.
- Two black trousers and white long sleeve shirts.
- One blanket (grey or army green color).
- Two pairs of national dress or suit and casual wears with shoes.
- Bucket, cutlasses, and brooms to be purchased on arrival.
- Some pocket money and toiletries.
- Mosquito net.
- Failure to report by the designated dates will result in disqualification.
- Pregnant female candidates will not be allowed to join the training.
- Drug Integrity Test and pregnancy tests (for female candidates) will be conducted at various times during the training. Candidates testing positive will be immediately withdrawn from training.
The NDLEA’s recruitment exercise for the Narcotic Officer and Narcotic Assistant cadres has concluded, and the successful candidates are now preparing for their respective training programs. The Agency’s commitment to combating drug trafficking and abuse is evident in the stringent selection process and comprehensive training that await the candidates. As these individuals embark on their journey to become part of the nation’s drug law enforcement, their dedication and service will undoubtedly contribute significantly to a safer and drug-free Nigeria.
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