NDLEA Aptitude Tests



In today’s article, we would be looking at the recruitment aptitude test conducted by one of the Federal Government Ministries NDLEA. This write up will be very useful for all waiting or about to sit for the recruitment exercise of the NDLEA, we would give you some of the likely aptitude test from their previous test conducted for new intake into the organization.

Before we get into details, let’s quickly look at the background of NDLEA. The name NDLEA stands for National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, their main duties are to look into trafficking and abuse of illegal drugs in Nigeria and also to help the government in fighting against drug abuse, NDLEA is a Federal agency under the Ministry of Justice.

NDLEA was established by virtue of decree No. 96 of 1992 amended by Decree No. 18 2003 NDLEA Act Cap N18 Laws of The Federation of Nigeria.

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NDLEA has 6 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters as follows: –

1 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters in Abuja

2 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters in Lagos State

3 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters in Jigawa State

4 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters in Kaduna State, the current NDLEA Zonal Headquarter in NDLEA Zonal Headquarters Kano State

5 NDLEA Zonal Headquarters in Rivers state.

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6 NDLEA Zonal headquarters in Plateau State

For NDLEA to be able to ensure the success of their operation they need good men and women who would be interested in working with them, NDLEA has taken quite a long time to set up their own recruitment portal and currently NDLEA is recruiting both permanent and temporary staffs, NDLEA also goes for recruitment portal to recruit some professionals as well.

NDLEA is generally looking for people who are honest credible, NDLEA have been able to make themselves relevant in the fight against drugs in Nigeria. NDLEA is currently recruiting into different departments, NDLEA will not disclose all their recruitment through one medium, NDLEA does have some recruitment that are not been advertised beforehand so NDLEA need to be updated when it comes to NDLEA Recruitment portal you would get listed everywhere.

The following are NDLEA aptitude tests for your practice:

  1. “One of this is not a method through which Drug Abuse Preventive Information are passed across by NDLEA”

(a) Lecture or talks such as seminars, workshops, public rallies.

(b) Use of Church and Mosque Campaigns.

(c) Use of the print media such as Newspapers, Magazines, poster etc

(d) The use of electronic media such as jingles, drama, documentaries.

  1. “The NDLEA was established by the Decree Number 48 which was passed into law in what year?”


(a ) 1988


(b ) 1989

(c) 1979

(d) 1978


3 “The full meaning of the abbreviation NDLEA is ………..?”

(a ) National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

(b ) Nigeria Drugs Law Enforcement Agency.

(c) National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency.

(d) Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.


  1. “The NDLEA is a …………… agency found in Nigeria?”

(a ) An International Faith Based Agency.

(b ) A Federal Government Agency.

(c) A National Agency.

(d) An International Drug Agency.


  1. “Which Nigeria President Signed the Bill for the creation of NDLEA into Law?”


(a ) President Goodluck Jonathan.

(b ) General Muhammadu Buhari

(c) President Olusegun Obasanjo.

(d) General Ibrahim Babaginda.


  1. “Who was the first Chairman of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency?”

(a ) Muhammed Mustapha Abdallah.

(b ) Bello Lafiagi.

(c) Ahmadu Giade.

(d) Abba Kyari.


7.”Who is the current Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency Chairman?”

(a ) Muhammed Mustapha Abdallah.

(b ) Bello Lafiagi.

(c) Ahmadu Giade.

(d) Abba Kyari.


  1. “The Core function of the NDLEA is———?”

(a ) The Prosecution of Drug Dealers and Smokers of Cannabis.

(b ) The control of the borders to prevent the entering and exit of drugs and drug dealers.

(c) The elimination of the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs.

(d) The Conduct of Awareness campaigns against drugs and reporting of drug barons.


  1. “The most basic member of the family of hard drugs whose elimination is one of the founding objectives of the NDLEA is?”

(a ) Marijuana.

(b ) Cigarettes.

(c) Tramadol.

(d) Cannabis.

  1. “The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is affiliated to which of these organizations?”


(a ) United Nations Drug Cultivation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

(b ) The American Society of Drugs Elimination and Control (ASDEC).


(c) The African Union Colony on Drugs and Crime (AUCDC).

(d) The Worlds Anti-Drug and Crime Campaign (WADCC).

  1. “The NDLEA as an entity has how many functional units?”

(a ) 4.

(b ) 6.

(c) 5.

(d) 3.

  1. “One of these is not one of the six functional divisions of NDLEA?”

(a ) Drug Demand Reduction.

(b ) Training, Research and Development.

(c) Enforcement.

(d) Investigation.

13.”The Headquarters of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is located at?”

(a ) Zaria, Kaduna.

(b ) Ikoyi, Lagos.

(c) Gwagwalada, Abuja.

(d) Orji, Enugu.


  1. “The most widely cultivated drug in Nigeria is?”

(a ) Marijuana.

(b ) Coartem.

(c) Cannabis.


(d) Cocaine.

  1. “Which of these is component found in most drugs that makes it addictive?”

(a ) Morphine.

(b ) Dopamine.

(c) Ibuprofen.

(d) Astermicine.

  1. “The following are strategic locations where members of the NDLEA are to be strategically located to counter drug trafficking except?”

(a ) Seaports.

(b ) International Airports.

(c) Big Churches and Mosques.

(d) Border Crossing Areas.


  1. “The following are Ways by which NDLEA carries out the task of treatment and rehabilitation include of drug victims except?”

(a ) Counselling.

(b ) Retribution Therapy.

(c) Combination therapy.

(d) Evaluation, Assessment/diagnosis.

  1. “The NDLEA according to the Decree 48 of 1989 has the power to do which of the following?

(a ) Monitor the private accounts of people suspected to have committed an offence under this Decree.

(b ) Arrest and detain suspected drug offenders for as long as they will be charged to court.

(c) Prosecute a drug trafficker that has committed an offence under this Decree.

(d) Cause investigation to be conducted as to whether any person has committed an offense under this Decree.

  1. “Which of these days is set side and celebrated as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?”

(a ) June 12th of every year.

(b ) June 26th of every year.

(c) June 31st of every year.

(d) June 1st of every year.


  1. “Which of the following is a brain child of the NDLEA that is made to tackle the menace of drugs especially among student?”

(a ) Drug Free Club.

(b ) Drug Free Class Rooms.

(c) Drug Free Sports.

(d) Drug Free Schools.


  1. “What are the most commonly abused drugs in the world?”

(a ) Depressant.

(b ) Analgesics.

(c) Surfactants.

(d) Antibiotics.


  1. “Which of these zones in Nigeria is said to have the highest production of hard drugs by NDLEA?”

(a ) South South.

(b ) North East.

(c) North West.

(d) South West.

  1. “The active component in marijuana that makes it a hard drug is ?”

(a ) Tetraethyl amine.

(b ) Tetrahydrocannabinol.

(c) bihydrophenicol.

(d) Diamine Ethene.


  1. “ Which of these is not a unit under the Drug Demand Reduction Directorate of NDLEA?”

(a ) Drug Abuse Preventive Education.

(b ) Research and NGO Liaison.

(c) Investigation and Linking.

(d) Treatment and Rehabilitation.


25.”What is the substance from which heroin is synthesized from?”

(a ) Methane.

(b ) Ceramic.

(c) Mesoprane.

(d) Opium.


  1. “One of these is not one of the Goals of Drug Demand Reduction Directorate of NDLEA”


(a ) To de-emphasize the criminality of drug abuse.

(b ) To reduce the availability and overall demand for illicit drugs.

(c) The promotion of the welfare of convicts.

(d) To teach personal skills needed to avoid drug abuse.


  1. “Which category of drugs does Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)”


(a ) Hallucinogen.

(b ) Laxative.

(c) Analgesics.

(d) Supplements.

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  1. “One of these is not among the four major Treatment /rehabilitation methods in use in Nigeria”

(a ) Non-Governmental Based Treatment/Rehabilitation.

(b ) Cultural/Tribal Based Treatment/Rehabilitation.

(c) Hospital based Treatment/Rehabilitation.

(d) Religious/Faith Based Treatment/Rehabilitation.


  1. “Which among the following opiates is generally said or considered to be the most potent and strongest”


(a ) Paregoric.

(b ) Codeine.

(c) Tobacco.

(d) Morphine.


30.”One of the following is not an objective of the Drug Free Club”

(a ) Identifying and reporting students involved in drugs to school authorities not just for panel action but to be helped.

(b ) Promotion of activities that like sports and quiz that lead to drug involvement.

(c) Increasing the understanding of students about the effects and dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

(d) Promotion of alternative activities to drug involvement.


Here you have it the past questions for NDLEA aptitude test, this will help those preparing to take test. Kindly help like and share this post to your social media network.


1 Comment
  1. Hannah says

    These are very interesting and more knowledgeable questions.

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