19th August, 2010
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is set to boost its staff strength through electronic recruitment, the agency said in a statement.
NDLEA said this became necessary for effective fight against drug dealers and barons.
â€The ever changing nature of illicit drug trade demands that drug law enforcement officers must constantly evolve winning strategies. Besides training and re-training of officers, it is equally important for us to increase staff strength for effective coverage of the entire nooks and crannies of this country where drug is peddled and/or abused daily,â€ NDLEA stated.
Over the years, the agency disclosed, its manpower level has fallen drastically due to attrition caused mainly by disciplinary actions, deaths and retirements.
â€œAnd with the growing number of arrests and seizures related to Cannabis cultivation and distribution within and outside Nigeria, the agency is set to ensure that it has adequate manpower to handle the challenge,â€ NDLEA said.
The selection process will therefore be very transparent and competitive, the agency added
â€œDrug control is a serious business and only dedicated, committed, hardworking and self driven individuals will enjoy working in the agency. We are going to be very strict on the issue of age, height, physical fitness, character and sound reasoning. We are, therefore, cautious of every entry requirements,â€ NDLEA warned.
â€œIn line with current information and communications technology demand, the entire process will be carried out online on our website www.ndlearecruitment.org. Submitting an application entails a simple process of e-registration as detailed information and options are provided on e-recruitment portal.