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This research work is on the role of government regulatory agencies on national developments the purpose of this research work is to know the impact or contribution the economy has made to lives of the public and also to know in brief the problems and challenges facing the regulatory agencies (NDLEA). Research questions was posed, same as hypothesis to test the degree of relationship between the two variable. In determination of the sample the Yaro Yamane formula was used to determine the sample of the study. The researcher uses simple percentage score to analyze the data collected for the work and the chi square was used to test the hypothesis. Results attained shows that the NDLEA have only impacted fairly in the socio-economic development of the people, and it was also deduced that a major constraint impeding the attainment of its objectives hinders on lack of autonomy and finally a better way to carry out its function was proffered which includes public enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of drug trafficking and drug abuse among others. The study recommends that   the country laws on drug trafficking should serve as enough, law prohibiting drug trafficker activities and quackery, the Government should also enhance a proper pay system as this will help in the motivation of most Government agencies personnel in the discharge of their duties and there should be need for more proactive approach on the part of the other agencies of government in addressing the issues of selling traffickers and use of drugs. The traffickers should not be spared.















Cover Page                                                                                                               i

Title Page                                                                                                                 ii

Declaration                                                                                                              iii

Certification                                                                                                            iv

Approval page                                                                                                         v

Dedication                                                                                                                vi

Acknowledgements                                                                                                vii

Table of Contents                                                                                                   viii-ix

Abstract                                                                                                                    x




INTRODUCTION                                                                                                   1

1.1       Background to the Study                                                                             1

1.2       Statement of the Problem                                                                            3

1.3       Research Questions                                                                                     4

1.4       Purpose of the Study                                                                                    5

1.5       Statement of Hypothesis                                                                             6

1.6       Significance of the Study                                                                            6

1.7       Scope of the Study                                                                                       7

1.8       Limitations of the Study                                                                              7

1.9       Definition of Terms                                                                                      8

1.10    Organizations of the Study                                                                         9





Literature Review and Theoretical Framework

2.1       Literature Review                                                                                         10

2.2       Theoretical Framework                                                                               29



Research Methodology

3.1       Research Design                                                                                           31

3.2       Area of the Study                                                                                         31

3.3       Population of the Study                                                                               32

3.4       Sample size and Sampling Techniques                                                     32

3.5       Method of Data Collection                                                                         33

3.6       Instruments for Data Collection                                                                 34

3.7       Reliability of the Instrument                                                                       34

3.8       Validity of the Instrument                                                                           35

3.9       Distribution and Retrieval of Instruments                                                35

3.10    Method of Data Analysis                                                                            35



Data Presentation and Analysis

4.1       Data Presentation                                                                                         37

4.2       Analysis of Research Questions                                                                40

4.3       Testing of Hypothesis                                                                                 43

4.3       Interpretation of Results                                                                              46





5.1       Summary of findings                                                                                   48

5.2       Conclusion                                                                                                    49

5.3       Recommendations                                                                                       50

References                                                                                                    51

Appendix A                                                                                                  52

Appendix B                                                                                                  53








The natural drug law enforcement agency is Nigerian’s agency that regulate and eliminates the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting and trafficking of hard drug. It is a parastatal of federal ministry of health.

NDLEA was established through decree 48 of 1989 and the decree prescribed stiffer penalties for convicted offenders section II (2a) of the decree provides a jail term of not less than 45 years for “any person who conspires with, aids, abets, councils or attempts of council” any of these offences. Though the agency was given legal instructions to operate, effective policing of drugs did not commence until 1990. Although Babangida had abolished the death penalty for convicted drug dealer, by the end of the decade there were public calls to restore it.

Stricter security measures were introduce to Lagos international airport in 1989, and a plan was instituted in august 1989 to control black market activities.

The NDLEA maintains a presence at international airport making regular seizure of hard drugs from individuals, countries, and conducts raids at seaports and border check points. efforts to eradicates cannabis cultivation focused on the destruction of isolated plant. The NDLEA has attempted to shift the focus of operations from the arrest of the countries to the prosecution of controlling members of article and money laundering organization.

Despite counter narcotic effort by NDLEA increasingly large quantities of drug pour, Nigerian’s extensive land borders was poorly managed and played by corruption, to help plot the activities it was agreed that fearless leadership was not to be comprised. Mr. Fidelis Oyakilome then a police commissioner and former governor of river state were assigned the prevailing responsibility of becoming the agencies first chairman. Although NDLEA efforts have created at least some risk that countries may be caught at the airports, trafficking networker rely increasing on buck shipments by land and sea to smuggle drug into and out of the country.

In common pretence, the agency was saddled with the responsibilities of controlling, interdicting and intercepting the trafficking peddling and usage of hard drug in public. And sensitices on the efforts of hard drugs on nations and on the people.

  • Statement of the Problem

Government regularly agencies have over the years been identified as necessary ingredients for national development. National drug law enforcement agency as a regulatory agency was established to eradicate drug trafficking in order to safeguard public health by ensuring the eradication of drug addiction.

However, on the course of discharging these important functions, handful of problems has been encountered, ranging from unexpected drug trafficking activities, insecurity of staff, lack of cooperation from sister agency among others.

The researcher intends to establish epical evidence, proffering solution to the problem using national drug law enforcement agency.


  • Research Questions

As a project research, series of questions are needed and raised against which the research is conducted.

Therefore for a reliable work the following question will be tested.

  • What impact has NDLEA created to the socio-economy of the nation?
  • What are the problems faced by NDLEA in consulting crime?
  • What efficient and effectives strategies are to be adopted by NDLEA in carrying out their duties?




  • Purpose of the Study

The purpose of this study is to identify the activities and working of NDLEA as a government regulatory agency and an attempt to fasten social-economic development.

The researcher views that there are various ways in which NDLEA can help in development of the nation.

  1. To know the impact or contribution the agency has made to the economy of the nation.
  2. To know in brief the problems/challenges faced by this regulatory agency.
  • To expose the set of opportunities and strategies to be adopted by the government regulatory agency in order to boost the lives of the public.





  • Hypothesis Statement

Ho: There is no significant relationship between government regulatory agencies and the rate of achieving National Development.

H1:      There is significant relationship between government regulatory agencies and the rate of achieving National Development.


  • Significance of the Study

Many organizations have either folded up because of failure of the management to appreciate the human nature.

The study will help to educate the generality of the public on the relevance of government agency in fastening economic growth and development an through evocating drug abuse. It has also showed that government agency is a veritable tool and improving efficiency in public service. It is also beneficial to our student who will like to write on the topic as their reference material. It will also add to existing knowledge on government agency its relevance to building.


  • Scope of the Study

The scope of the study was restricted of national drug law enforcement agencies Onitsha zone (NDLEA) the target population for the study involves workers in some selected section and departments of the agency under study.

1.8       Limitations of the Study

In the course of writing and carrying out this project work, the research encountered many difficulties; some errors in the results of the research and from external sources of data collection. These are factors  standing as constraints thereby limiting the effect of the research result.

Among these are, time finance , scope and use of wrong statistics in data analysis, due to time limit, the research work is a time consuming one. A lot of time is taken to observe the subjects.

Most  times the behaviour of the staff changes even when they are aware that they are being observed by the researcher, this is by taking their behavior. The researcher also observed that these senior staff some time give true and false information in order to cover their branches.

At sometime the research work lasted over two months due to large scope of area of the study.


1.9       Definition of Terms

Some of the terms used in the research work, which may not be easily understood by the reader are here under made explicit to their contextual meaning.

  1. POLITICAL ACTORS: These are policy makers who are found in government position e.g governors, presidents.
  2. SUBSTRATION: It entails that which is fundamental to an exercise or agreement.
  3. ORGANOGRAM: It is organizational charts and structures.
  4. MILLENNIUIM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDAS): eight point of agenda put together by 149 would leaders to stem the problems of poverty and hunger among over things.
  5. BUREAUCRATIC RESISTANCE: This is unnecessary cog or blockage constitute by government officials to avoid losing their political influence and economic power.
  6. INTER-AGENCY CO-OPERATION: It is a network of relationship that exists among the agencies of government aimed at achieving a target objectives and for administrative convenience.

1.10    Organization of the Study

This work was organized and conducted using the electric approach, chapter one which is the introduction part it have background of the study, statement of the study, research questions and so on to organization of the study.

Then chapter two which is the literature review and theoretical framework of the research work. And also chapter three which is research methodology. Chapter four data presentation and, then chapter five summary, conclusion and recommendation of the research work.


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