List of Professional Institutions/Associations in Nigeria

There are many professional institutions in Nigeria that regulate different professions ranging from accounting to engineering. Some of these institutions also administers certification examinations to members depending on their charter. Passing these exams are seen as symbol of professional accomplishments and lend credence to the competence of the individuals who have passed the examinations. The institutions also set ethical standards and standard of professional conducts for members including benchmarks and best practices. They are quasi regulatory agencies and can administer disciplinary actions for members’ misconducts. The list below represent some but not all such bodies in Nigeria

# Institutions Website
1 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
2 Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria
3 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
4 Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors & Valuers
5 Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria
6 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
7 Business Education Exams Council
8 Centre for Law & Development
9 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria
10 Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
11 Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria
12 Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
13 Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
14 Institute of Cost Management
15 Medical & Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria
16 Nigeria Bar Association
17 Nigerian Institute of Management
18 Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors
19 Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
20 Nigerian Institute of Town Planners
21 Nigerian Medical Association
22 Nigerian Society of Engineers
23 Science Teachers Association of Nigeria
24 Strategic Management Centre
25 West African College of Physicians
26 Institute of Directors
27 Advertising Practioners Council of Nigeria
28 Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria
29 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
30 The Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals
31 Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
32 Pharmacist Council of Nigeria
33 West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management
34 Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC)
35 Money Market Association of Nigeria
36 African Institute for Applied Economics
37 Nigeria Computer Society
38 Institute of Credit & Risk Managment
39 Portfolio & Debt Management Institute
40 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria
41 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
42 Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria
43 The Institute of Certified Geographers of Nigeria
44 The Institute of Business Development
45 The Institute of Benefits and Trusts Management
46 The Institute of Pensions Management
47 Chartered Institute of Administration
48 Nigerian Institute of Professional Secretaries
49 Pipeline Professionals’ Association of Nigeria (PLAN)
50 National Teachers' Institute
51 Nigeria Institute of Public Relations
52 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria
53 The Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Nigeria
54 Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
55 Nigerian Institute of Architects
56 Nigeria Insurers Association
57 Nigerian Institute of Building
58 Nigeria Computer Society
59 Information Technology Association of Nigeria
60 Certified Institute of Warehousing & Materials Management
61 Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria
62 Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria
63 Money Market Association of Nigeria
64 Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria
65 Institute of Forensic Accountants of Nigeria
66 Chartered Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Nigeria
67 The Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria
68 The Institute of Company & Commercial Accountants of Nigeria
69 The Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria
70 The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
71 Institute of Industrial Security & Safety of Nigeria
72 Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria
73 Institute of Investment Management & Research
74 Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
75 Institute of Public Management (Unique)
76 Institute of Fraud Examiners
77 Nigerian Institute of Industrial Management
78 Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria
79 Association of West African Professional Economists Bodies
80 Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria
81 Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants, IPRC Nigeria
82 Institute of Finance & Control of Nigeria
The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

What Nigerian Youths Need To Know About Getting a Job

Many young people troop about looking for jobs but very few eventually get hired. Many employers are looking for young smart people to work for them, however, a handful of our young people are interviewed and hired. So why are they not getting jobs? Why are the employers not hiring freely?

Most times I conduct my interviews as an employer right in front of the office door. ?When did you live school? Did you complete senior school? Are you computer literate? Are you Internet literate? Do you have an active email address? Do you have your CV with you? When the answer to the last three questions are no, I thank the visitor and release him/her. Even when I am looking for a cleaner I pose the same questions. As an employer, I have decided that my cleaners would be computer literate.

So what should the youth (young school leavers) do to attract employers? They should do these five things. They would be surprised about the kind of response they would get.

Acquire relevant computer skills today

Not every computer skill is relevant for basic office operations, though all skills are useful, not all would give you audience in most small offices. Such computer skill as programming, web designing, and computer maintenance are useful but no one looking for simple office job should start with them. If you are looking for a simple office job start with such computer skills as ms word, ms excel, and ms access database and internet operations. You must start with the basics and later build up your skill portfolio. Employers want people who can do basic office operations. If you are already working but not computer literate enroll in a part time computer program and upgrade your skills. Use your lunch time to learn something new and useful. I have seen many young men and women work in shops for years without becoming computer literate. If you must move up in our society today you must strain yourself. Use your time well; learn how to use computers.

Find out what Employers Want

Ask friends and relatives who are working what their day to day work involves, ask them what their employers expect from them and find out what skills are mostly required. Find out if they are having any setbacks because of what they can not do for their employers. Inquire from your relatives and friends who were recently hired what they were asked in their interviews. Find out from them what they did to get an interview. If you get these information and act on it, you would be in a better position to make yourself attractive to prospective employers. In addition, you would be surprised to know that most of your friends who were hired have almost all the aforementioned skills.

In summary, it is my conviction that every young person who has just completed senior school or has been at home for quiet some time without job, must not loose hope or despair. Rather what they should concern themselves with is what they should do to attract employers. This attraction of employers goes beyond good looks. You must be ready to acquire skills, skills that would set you apart from others when your CVs are considered by employers. Remember, serious organizations would look at your VC before inviting you for an interview. Your CV is what they see, not your looks. So enrich your CV with above mentioned relevant skills and employers would be compelled to invite you for a chat. Learn something today; spend money on your brain, not on your brawn.


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Nigerian Youths Deserve Better

Try to listen to this man, he made some sense, its a cry to Nigerian youth


GIFT OF GRATITUDE; gratitude means being grateful and i once heard a saying that said “ONLY GREAT FOOLS ARE UNGRATEFUL” some people keep complaining that they don’t get, you can never get anything from anybody if you are not a grateful person, gratitude is very important, and in other to be able to practice this we have to learn the magic of saying THANK YOU, some people feel too big to say this, then they are too big to have anything. Grateful people always have a lot of people around them because of this gift of gratitude.
GIFT OF PROBLEMS; I call problems, challenges, at times all you need is a challenge that you eventually overcome for you to realise the strength you have within, problems or challenges at times are stepping stones to move on to the next level, a lot of times we don’t know how much we have inside of us until we face a challenge and overcome it, then we can begin to see the potentials we have inside of us. Let me tell you the truth if you are not ready to face challenges you are not ready to go the next level of your life, get it now, that challenge is the step to the next level can’t you see that’s a gift? It is.
GIFT OF LEARNING; learning is a gift and you need to learn the act of learning , it’s essential, you can’t learn you can’t grow, as outlined in the point above, you need to be able to learn from the experiences you’ve been through. LEARN, LEARN AND LEARN and when you do, trust me you will know it’s a gift.
GIFT OF THE DAY; A lot of people play away their day, every day you have is an opportunity to do something, do something new, a new day is another day to do something better than you did yesterday, really yesterday is gone, tomorrow is farfetched but what you have now is today, why not use your today wisely, make up your mind not to play away your today, it’s a gift.
GIFT OF LOVE; Love is the greatest, it can conquer, it can strengthen, it has power, the gift of love is the most potent, when you have love, you have life, love and be loved; it’s the greatest of all gifts.


I watched a movie (an American film) today titled “THE ULTIMATE GIFT”, it’s a film you should see, it taught me a lot of things, and i would like to share the lessons i learnt, although i still insist you should watch the movie. It’s the story of a grandfather who gave his grandson what he called the ultimate gift and in other for the young man to get this ultimate gift, he had to first learn to have the following gifts, which would eventually make him get the ultimate gift, and these gifts are thus;
GIFT OF WORK; work is an important part of life, it’s something every human should have, the gift of work makes you a focus person, no matter how big anybody might be or want to be, you have to work for somebody or something.
GIFT OF MONEY; money is good, like we all say money answereth all things, money can buy you the beautiful things of life, but we need to understand that it's a gift, it's not a do or die affair, that’s why we should endeavor to go about the right way to get the gift of money.
GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP; this is very important, friendship is essential in life, we need people we can lean on, people that can be there when we need somebody, but we must choose carefully who our friends should be, some people are our friends because of what they can get from us, some people are parasites in our life, we must try everything possible to rid ourselves of this kind of people. When you have real friends you will truly understand that friendship is a gift.
GIFT OF FAMILY; a lot of people have family members who are not worth it, in the sense that we can’t count on them, not all families are bonded, that's why a lot of people look for love outside their home, i have come to understand that we have our part to play too when it comes to family building, do your part in establishing the bond of your family, your family is very important, if you truly have a family you can count on, then you can enjoy the gift of family.
GIFT OF GIVING; we all have to learn the act of giving, giving is powerful, it’s the tool of the rich, look or study the richest men on earth, they are men who love to give, if you can’t give you simply can’t take, giving is a very essential gift in life, have you heard the saying, “GIVERS NEVER LACK” so why not learn the act of giving, it’s very essential, the most surprising thing about giving is, i have never heard of anyone that gave so much till he became poor, no matter how much you give you can never lack, truly giving is a gift.

Nigeria Youths, What Kind of Leaders Tomorrow?

Nigeria’s future is uncertain. Even more unclear is the identity of the leaders who will steer the nation in the coming decade. Will dynastic politics continue to define electoral trends? Do businessmen make the best politicians? The question we don’t ask and deliberate on today is what Nigeria leadership will look like in coming years.

Leaders, especially in times like these, are people who can inspire the public, change their opinions and attitudes, rather than working against popular opinion or inciting a bloody revolution. Nigeria needs a leader who understands Nigeria’s tailored needs. Text book solutions cannot be implemented directly; neither will trial and error work as Nigeria is a country with a complex set of problems. The leader, who understands her specific needs, would be able to steer the country out of the current dark situation. The question that came to my mind when for an example during the hay-days running up to the 2007 elections, The ADC presidential candidate Patrick Utomi was said to not be a “politician” because he has not been playing “politics” before. Why must all the leaders Present/future of the country be from the political sector? What about leaders in business, entrepreneurship, technology, science, health, education, rural development, urban development, human rights, legal reforms? Who says only a politician will be able to lead Nigeria? About time we define leadership in Nigeria more broadly to really reflect the diverse country and economy that we need to steer and put political leadership where it belongs –

Harold Pinter (Nobel Laureate) wrote and I concur “The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed”.

As long as we remain ignorant and keep feeding on lies, tomorrow’s Nigeria is not going to be any different. It is more likely to be worse. Who is going to tackle the enormous problems facing the country? You name the problem, Nigeria got it.

1 Education. Literacy rate is abysmal after years.

2 Poverty. Nigeria had always been living on handouts from abroad.

3 Nigeria has many resources which are either not tapped or being misused.

4 Employment. The larger the unemployment, greater the problems we shall have.

5 Infrastructure. Nigeria has not improved on the colonial infrastructure.

6 Law and Order. I don’t have to enlarge on the mess Nigeria is in.

7 Politics. Nigeria eventually has ‘democracy’, but the way the politicians are acting it may not last very long.



Source; Nigerian village square


“I will never steal government money, I will never collect a bribe, I will never cover up fraud. I am not corrupt. I will vote in elections. I truly believe Nigeria can work. I will do my bit to make change happen. I love my country. I am the future. I represent Nigeria.”were the words Okonjo Iweala told the Nigeria youth who were present at the Future Awards ceremony usually organized for Nigerian youths who have shown great leadership or exemplary endeavors in their respective field.
During the presentation of the awards, Tolu Sangosanya went home with the award of Best Use of Advocacy while the Best Use of Science honour went to Ify Aniebo. Distinguished for Best Use of Technology was Bade Adesemowo as Debola Lewis went home with the Business owner of the Year award.

Other winners include Screen Producer of the Year, Kenneth Gyang; Team of the Year, African Youths Unite for Change; Style Entrepreneur of the Year, Linda Ikeji.

Star prize, the Young Person of the Year went to Miss Aniebo for braking boundaries as a research scientist outside the country. Aniebo was the youngest and only black person in the Wellcome-Oxford-WHO unit in Thailand and in the Malaria Department at the Sanger institute in Cambridge. She is presently researching on a vaccine for malaria while she is studying for a a PhD at Oxford University, United Kingdom.


I believe so much in Nigeria, everything going on right now is a phase and very soon, we would get to the height we are hoping for, this call goes out to all patriotic Nigerians not to loose hope in our dear nation, we might be corrupt, we might be notorious, there seem to be so much chaos in the land, but all these cannot stop the emerging force of people like you and me that would create the CHANGE our dear nation Nigeria as been waiting for.
I see the rays of hope gradually coming to light, i see the emergence of young men and women who will stop at nothing until Nigeria as become the place, land and home of our dreams, Nigeria as potentials we cannot doubt that, the home of great minds. Its no more a dream, its already a reality, we have gotten to a place where no one can stop us anymore. A great wind of change is sweeping through the nation, Nigerian youth get ready, equip yourself, empower yourself, there is a place for everyone as we embark on the task of lighting up our nation.