Agencies responsible for Enforcing drug laws in Nigeria eg NAFDAC, NDLEA

Subject :

Civic Education

Topic :


(A). Agencies responsible for enforcing drugs Laws

e.g NDLEA,




(B). Functions of drugs laws enforcement agencies

Class :

Primary 6 / Basic 6


Term :


Third Term

Week :

Week 7


Instructional Materials :

  • Pictures of NDLEA staff
  • Pictures of NAFDAC staff
  • Customs officials


Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Drug laws and their enforcement

(A). Meaning of drugs trafficking

(B). Consequences of drug trafficking


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Mention the agencies responsible for enforcing drugs Laws e.g NDLEA, custom and exercise
  • Say the functions of drugs laws enforcement agencies



Content :

Agencies That Are Responsible For Enforcing Drug Laws In Nigeria 

  1. Nigerian Customs
  2. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF)
  3. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
  4. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control  (NAFDAC)


Functions of The Nigerian Customs

  • They monitor the land boundaries of Nigeria
  • They check goods that are taken into the country
  • They confiscate illegal goods or contraband.
  • They arrest smugglers


Functions Of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA )

1 . The first function of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency is to use all the resources at its disposal for the absolute extirpation of all illegal trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. In other words, the reduction of illegal drugs and other substances on demand.

2. They usually have the mandate agreement to recover all ill-gotten wealth, acquired from proceeds of illegal drug trading.

3. The third function is to defend, strengthen, and maintain the image of Nigeria and Nigerian people both at home and abroad.

4. The last and the main function of NDLEA is to make the arrests where necessary and convey such drug dealer over to the police


Functions of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) 

  1. They monitor the administration of drugs in Nigeria
  2. They monitor and control the sales of drugs in Nigeria
  3. They get rid of fake or expired drugs off Nigeria markets
  4. They monitor the sales and circulation of packaged foods, drugs or drugs
  5. They register and control the activities of pharmacists in the production of new drugs
  6. They register and control the production of pure water in Nigeria


Functions of The Nigeria Police 

  1. They arrest drug traffickers
  2. They arrest suspected smugglers
  3. They operate on most Nigerian roods and they have the right to check every load of the citizens
  4. They arrest smugglers






The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. Write out two functions of the Nigeria Police
  2. Write out two functions of Nigeria Customs excise
  3. What is the full meaning of NAFDAC
  4. Write out two functions of NDLEA


Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught. The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

All the previous topics as revision


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