Government Agencies List in Nigeria


Government Agencies List in Nigeria

government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an administration. There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or ministry, and other types of public body established by government.

The functions of an agency are normally executives in character since different types of organizations (such as commissions) are most often constituted in an advisory role, this distinction is often blurred in practice however, it is not allowed.

A government agency may be established by either a national government or a state government within a federal system. The term is not normally used for an organization created by the powers of a local government body.

Agencies can be established by legislation or by executive powers.

The autonomy, independence, and accountability of government agencies also vary widely.


Government Agencies List in Nigeria       

The following is a list of government agencies in Nigeria

1.   Agriculture

2.   Aviation

3.   Communications

4.   Economy

5.   Education

6.   Energy

7.   Environment

8.   Health

9.   Intelligence

10.        Judiciary

11.        Maritime

12.        Media

13.        Science and technology

14.        Water recourses


1.    Agriculture

§  National Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS)

§  National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)

§  Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)

§  National Root Crops Research Institute (NCRI)

§  Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria

§  Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

§  Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) 

§  Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) 

§  National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT)


2.    Aviation

§  Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

§  Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA)

§  Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) 

§  Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) 

§  Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) 

§  Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) 


3.    Communications

§  National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

§  Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)

§  Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)

§  Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

§  Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) 

§  National Frequency Management Council

§  Nigerian Television Authority

§  Galaxy Backbone (GBB)


4.    Economy

§  Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON)

§  Social Security Administration of Nigeria (SSA)

§  Budget Office of the Federation (BOF)

§  Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)

§  Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)

§  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

§  Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

§  Debt Management Office (DMO)

§  Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)

§  Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)

§  Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC)

§  Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) 

§  National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

§  National Council on Privatization (NCP)

§  National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)

§  National Pension Commission (PenCom)

§  National Planning Commission (NPC)

§  National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)

§  Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

§  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)

§  Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC)

§  Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)

§  Nigerian Export - Import Bank (NEXIM Bank)

§  Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

§  Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) 

§  Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

§  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

§  Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)

§  Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)


5.      Education

§  National Board for Arabic And Islamic Studies (NBAIS)

§  Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

§  National Examination Council (NECO)

§  National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

§  National Teachers Institute (NTI)

§  National Universities Commission (NUC)

§  Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

§  National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) 

§  Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) 

§  West African Examination Council (WAEC) 

§  National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) 

§  National Library of Nigeria (NLN)



6.    Energy

§   Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

§   Electricity Management Services Limited (EMSL)

§   Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)

§   National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)

§   Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

§   Nigerian Content Monitoring and Development Board (NCMDB)

§   Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

§   Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)

§   Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)

§   Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) - defunct

§   Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

§   Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)


7.    Environment

§   Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) - defunct

§   Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)

§   National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)

§   National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)

§   National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)

§   Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON)


8.    Health

§  National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

§  National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)

§  National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)

§  National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

§  National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

§  Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)

§  Nigeria center for Disease Control (NCDC)

§  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)



9.    Intelligence

§  Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

§  State Security Service (SSS)

§  National Intelligence Agency (NIA)

§  Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) 

§  Cross River State Homeland Security (CRHS)


10.      Judiciary

§   Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

§   Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

§   Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC)


11.      Maritime

§   Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON)

§   News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

§   Nigerian Press Council (NPC)

§   Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)


12.      Media

§   Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON)

§   News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

§   Nigerian Press Council (NPC)

§   Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)


13.    Science and Technology

§  National Agency For Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)

§  National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)

§  National Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos (NCRS)

§  Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO)

§  National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)

§  National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

§  Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)

§  Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)

§  Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT)

§  National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)


14.      Water Recourses

§   Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA)

§   Nigerian Integrated Water Resources Commission

§   National Water Resources Institute (NWRI)

§   River Basin Development Authorities (RBDA's)


15.      Uncategorized

§  Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC)

§  National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC)

§  Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB)

§  Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)[97]

§  Consumer Protection Council (CPC)

§  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

§  Federal Character Commission (FCC)

§  Federal Housing Authority (FHA)

§  Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)

§  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

§  Industrial Training Fund (ITF)

§  Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACoN)

§  National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

§  National Boundary Commission

§  National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC)

§  National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)

§  National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

§  National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NaHCON)

§  National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

§  National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

§  National Institute for Hospitality Tourism (NIHOTOUR)

§  National Lottery Regulatory Commission

§  National Orientation Agency (NOA)

§  National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) - defunct

§  National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)

§  National Sports Commission (NSC)

§  Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)

§  Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

§  Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI)

§  Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB)

§  Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)

§  Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)

§  Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC)

§  Public Complaints Commission

§  Surveyors Council of Nigeria

§  National Lottery Trust Fund


Post a Comment