NDLEA Salary 2024, Ranks And Allowances

NDLEA Salary 2024, Ranks And Allowances.

Ndlea which means National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is one of the paramilitary organization in Nigeria. This agency is the one in charge of drug policy and control in Nigeria. To explain it better, the Agency has the mandate to curtail illicit production, importation, exportation, sale and trafficking of psychoactive substances or drugs that is not approved by NAFDAC.

NDLEA Salary

Those that wish to join this agency has been asking questions about how much is NDLEA Salary and their Ranks. In this post, we will be talking about the NDLEA ranks and salary, Allowances and some other benefits.


NDLEA ranks is structured the same way most other paramilitary agencies structure their ranks. That is, their ranks is based on qualification. The higher qualification you enter with, the higher rank you will get.

For example, those who joined the NDLEA with SSCE certificate are given the rank of Private of Narcotics. Those that joined the NDLEA with National Diploma or NCE are given the rank of Lance Corporal of Narcotics. For graduates in the NDLEA, those that be possess HND or BSC are given the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Narcotic II.

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Below is the complete ranks of the NDLEA both the commissioned and the non commissioned officers.

NDLEA Commissioned Officers Ranks

  • Commander General of Narcotic.
  • Deputy Commander General of Narcotic.
  • Commander of Narcotic.
  • Deputy Commander of Narcotic.
  • Chief Superintendent of Narcotic.
  • Superintendent of Narcotic.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Narcotic.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Narcotic II.

NDLEA Non Commissioned Officers Ranks

  • Inspector of Narcotics.
  • Assistant Inspector of Narcotics.
  • Senior Corporal of Narcotics.
  • Corporal of Narcotics.
  • Lance Corporal of Narcotics.
  • Private of Narcotics.

That is all the ranks in the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Now let’s see how much is paid to the NDLEA officers.

NDLEA Salary

NDLEA Salary is designed in a way that it goes with their ranks. The higher your rank the higher your salary. Those that joined the agency as graduates are paid higher than those that joined with SSCE certificate. SSCE certificate holders in the NDLEA are paid about N46,320 to N47,565 monthly. Those that joined with National Diploma or NCE are paid about N47,067 to N48,654 monthly. For the NDLEA graduates, HND and BSC, they are paid about N110,743 to N130, 293 monthly. Please note that there may be increase in the salary of the NDLEA officers because of the economy of Nigeria at anytime.

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Another thing you should understand about the NDLEA salary is that it is classified according to grades. The grade is also known as rank. So your grade is the rank you belong. Below is the complete salary of the NDLEA officers.

NDLEA Salary And Ranks

S/N Ranks Monthly Salary Annual Salary
1 Grade 1 46,321 to 47,561 410,667 to 451,057
2 Grade 2 47,061 to 48,651 564,804 to 583,848
3 Grade 3 48,851 to 49,551 586,248 to 664,236
4 Grade 4 51,641 to 55,351 619,740 to 664,234
5 Grade 5 54,741 to 59,751 656,952 to 717,072
6 Grade 6 90,451 to 98,331 1085,472 to 1180,032
7 Grade 7 110,741 to 130, 291 1,328,916 to 1563,516
8 Grade 8 143,021 to 151,081 1,716,276 to 1,813,044.
9 Grade 9 151,731 to 179,051 1820,868 to 2,148,600
10 Grade 10 205,671 to 223,451 2,468,076 to 2,681,400 .
11 Grade 11 220,381 to 256,741 2,644,608 to 3,080,988
12 Grade 12 236,571 to 268,901 2,838,936 to 3,226,096
13 Grade 13 307,821 to 378,001 3,693,912, to 4536,096
14 Grade 14 379,231 to 392,001 4,550,856, to 4704,096
15 Grade 15 425,901 to 501,651 5,110,872 to 6019,884
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The figure above is the current salary of the NDLEA officers. As we said earlier, the NDLEA officers are also entitled to some other allowances and we are going to list them below.

NDLEA Allowances and Benefits

  • Traveling Allowance.
  • Medical Allowance.
  • Housing Allowance.
  • Penson plan.
  • Dental benefits.
  • Life insurance.
  • Stock options.
  • Mean vouchers.
  • Time off on Public holidays.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Maternity leave for female.
  • Mobile Phone Performance-based Bonus.
  • Annual 13-month bonuses.
  • Health insurance.

When you look at the benefits mentioned above, you will see the reason why some people want to be a member of this paramilitary organization in Nigeria. Apart from this, there is also training allowance which is meant for those on the NDLEA training. You can read our previous post on NDLEA training allowance.

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