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Ignore fake recruitment ad on Facebook for Nigeria’s national drug agency

IN SHORT: A job at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is attractive to many. But this Facebook call for applications for 2024/2025 is not what it seems and should be ignored.

Nigerian jobseekers interested in working for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) can now apply via an online portal. That’s the claim made in a Facebook post from March 2024.

The post includes the logo of the NDLEA, which is responsible for drug policy in Nigeria. 

“National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has opened the Recruitment Portal for the 2024/2025 online application exercise for all bonafide citizens who wishes to get recruited into the NDLEA,” the post reads, in part. 

It does not include a link to the supposed portal, but we have found similarly worded posts published on blogs, including here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here

All were headlined “NDLEA Recruitment 2024/2025 Application Portal” and provided links to the supposed portal. But clicking on them leads to circular redirects on the blogs. This is a common tactic used to farm for engagement.


‘Advert is fake’

Recruitment to the drug agency is competitive, so scammers are trying to take advantage of those who are interested

The NDLEA advertises job vacancies on its website. We searched it and found nothing like what is advertised in the Facebook post. The most recent recruitment was in May 2023, when the agency announced an online test for superintendent cadre applicants.

The agency also used its official Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) accounts to warn the public about the ad. 

Kindly disregard any information making the rounds that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA is currently recruiting,” the agency said.

Please note that information about recruitment will only be shared on our official website: and our social media handles @ndlea_nigeria on YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and @ndlea01 on Facebook at the appropriate time.” 

The ad on Facebook should be ignored.

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