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NDLEA complies with Attorney General’s Directive, suspends screening of applicants

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has suspended the screening of the applicants in its ongoing recruitment exercise. This is in strict compliance with the directive of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Mallami, SAN.

2. The Agency last week announced the release of the list of shortlisted candidates who were to proceed to the Agency’s Academy in Jos for final screening and enlistment but the Attorney General ordered the suspension of the exercise given the current and alarming wave of COVID- 19 pandemic across the country.

3. The Agency is prepared to seek advice from the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 on the public health implications of such an exercise, especially as it relates to the adequacy and possibility of strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

4. The Acting Chairman of the Agency, Shadrach Haruna has therefore directed the screening team to suspend all actions and return to the National Headquarters, Abuja immediately for further briefing. He further stated that there shall be no prejudice against any candidate that tuned up for the screening or that failed to do so.


Jonah Achema
Deputy Commander of Narcotics (DCN)
Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs