National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

Parent Organization: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Type: Agency

Principal Officers

Mr. Femi Ajayi

DIRECTOR GENERAL

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The Agency

Past Officials of the Agency

Finances
  • Staff size n/a
  • Revenues (IGR) n/a
  • Budget Allocation () ₦9,611,679,420.00
  • Recurrent Expenditure ₦9,511,679,420.00
  • Capital Expenditure ₦100,000,000.00

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Establishment Act

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act

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Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

a)    the enforcement and the due administration of the provisions of its Act;

 

b)    the coordination of all drug laws and enforcement functions conferred on any person or authority, including Ministers in the Government of the Federation, by any such laws;

 

c)    adoption of measures to identify, trace, freeze, confiscate or seize proceeds derived from drug-related offences or property whose value corresponds to such proceeds;

 

d)    adoption of measures to eradicate illicit cultivation of narcotic plants and to eliminate illicit demand for narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances with a view to reducing human suffering and eliminating financial incentives for illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

e)    taking such measures which might require the taking of reasonable precautions to prevent the use of ordinary means of transport for illicit traffic in narcotic drugs including making special arrangements with transport owners;

 

f)     adoption of measures which shall include coordinated preventive and repressive action, introduction and maintenance of investigative and control techniques;

 

g)    adoption of measures to increase the effectiveness of eradication efforts;

 

h)    the facilitation of rapid exchange of scientific and technical information and the conduct of research geared towards eradication of illicit use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

i)      taking measures for the early destruction or disposal of the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances which have been seized, confiscated or forfeited;

 

j)      facilitation or encouragement of the presence or availability of persons, including persons in custody who consent to assist in investigations or participate in proceedings relating to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

k)    enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement to suppress illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

l)      establishing, maintaining and securing communication to facilitate the rapid exchange of information concerning offences and improving international cooperation in the suppression of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance by road, sea and air;

 

m)  reinforcing and supplementing the measures provided in the Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances and the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1989 as adopted by the Nigerian domestic law, in order to counter the magnitude and extent of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and its grave consequences;

 

n)    taking such measures that may ensure the elimination and prevention of the root causes of the problems of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

o)    strengthening and enhancing effective legal means for international cooperation in criminal matters for suppressing the international activities of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;

 

p)    collaborating with government bodies both within and outside Nigeria carrying on functions wholly or in part analogous to those of the Agency concerning, amongst others-

 (i) the identities, whereabouts and activities of persons suspected of being involved in offences mentioned in this Act;

(ii) the movement of proceeds or property derived from the commission of such offences;

(iii) the movement of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances specified in the Second Schedule to this Act, and instrumentalities used or intended for use in the commission of such offences;

(iv) the exchange of personnel and other experts;

(v) the establishment and maintenance of a system for monitoring international dealings in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in order to identify suspicious transactions and persons engaged in them;

 

q)    taking charge, supervising, controlling, coordinating all the responsibilities, functions and activities relating to arrest, investigation and prosecution of all offences connected with or relating to illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, notwithstanding any law to the contrary; and

 

r)     strengthening co-operation with the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, the police force, customs agencies, immigration agencies, welfare officials, health officials and other law enforcement agencies in the eradication of illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Departments
  1. Directorate of Operations and General Investigation
  2. Directorate of Assets and Financial Investigation
  3. Directorate of Prosecution and Legal Services
  4. Directorate of Drug Demand Reduction
  5. Directorate of Training and Manpower Development
  6. Directorate of Technical Services
Addresses/Contact info of offices in all States and in FCT

4, Shaw Road (Onilegbale Road)
Postal Address: PMB 40004, Falomo Post Office, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Phone: Tel: +234-80-621-999-99
Email: info@ndlea.gov.ng

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