NDLEA Salary Structure | How Much NDLEA Pay Their Staff

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA salary structure is quite similar to that of other para-military agency. The NDLEA is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Justice. Just like every other para-military agency, they are being paid using the CONPASS Salary Scale.

NDLEA Salary Structure

NDLEA salary structure just like other ranks in the Nigerian Police, Navy, Army, Airforce, Customs, and FRSC have an organized chain of command.

The NDLEA conducts its recruitment exercise on yearly basis, and as such a lot of search queries have been submitted with regards to NDLEA Salary Structure and Scale.

Some of them include;

  • NDLEA Salary Structure
  • NDLEA Salary Scale
  • NDLEA Monthly Salary
  • How much does NDLEA pay their Staffs?
  • How much does NDLEA Pay HND Holder
  • How much does NDLEA Pay B.Sc Holder

We will try as much as we can to address some of these queries in this article. However, before we go deeply into NDLEA salary structure, let’s find out more about NDLEA.


The establishment of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the promulgation of Decree Number 48 of 1989, now Act of Parliament, was aimed at exterminating illicit drug trafficking and consumption in the Nigerian society. It is a well-known fact that any involvement in drugs, especially their importation, exportation, sale, transfer, purchase, cultivation, manufacture, extraction and possession is universally unacceptable. The establishment of the NDLEA was Nigeria’s deliberate attempt at joining the rest of the world in getting rid of this cankerworm within her borders


OUR VISION – To become the most proactive and leading Drug Law Enforcement Agency on the African Continent and one of the best in the world through the provision of effective and efficient services to Nigerians by cutting off the supply of illicit drugs, reducing the demand for illicit drugs and other substances of abuse, tracing and recovering drug -related proceeds and contributing to the creation and maintenance of an enviable image for the Nation throughout the world.

OUR MISSION – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency shall deploy all resources at its disposal for the total eradication of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; suppression of demand for illicit drugs and other substances of abuse; recovery of ill-gotten wealth, acquired from proceeds of illicit drug trade, protection, enhancement and maintenance of the image of Nigeria and Nigerians at home and abroad.

See Also: NDLEA Recruitment Portal.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Salary Structure

As mentioned earlier, the NDLEA salary structure is solely based on the level of your ranking and are paid based on the Consolidated Para-Military Salary Structure (CONPASS)

NDLEA Graduates are placed on Grade Level 8 Step 1 earn about N888,956 per annum (before deductions). That is about N74,000 per month.

Those on Grade Level 8 Step 2 earn about N900,071 per annum (before deductions). That is about N75,000 per month

NDLEA HND holders are placed on Grade Level 7 Step 1 and earn about  N483,353 per month (before deductions).

Also, there are some allowances accrued to personnel of the NDLEA, but these allowances are paid based on rank and position occupied in the agency.

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