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Nigerian Acronyms and their Meanings

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Nigerian Acronyms and their Meanings:

Most often, when we listen to news, radio or television programmes, we may hear one or more acronyms used. It’s generally a smart idea when we are able to decipher the meanings of frequently used acronyms, especially as social students.

An Acronym is a abbreviated word that is formed from the first letters of a set of words.

For instance; African Union (a set of words) can be abbreviated to AU (first letters of the set of words - African Union).

AU can therefore be regarded as an acronym or abbreviation of African Union.

Different fields of study have got their respective acronyms, for instance we could have the followings:

  • Medical Acronyms
  • Astronomy Acronyms
  • Chemistry Acronyms
  • Organizational Acronyms
  • Economic Acronyms
  • Business and Finance Acronyms
  • Social Acronyms and so on.

 

In this article, we will explore some commonly used acronyms within Nigeria.

The table below shows some Nigerian related acronyms and their meanings

ACRONYMS

MEANINGS

 AAAN

 Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria

 ABCON

 Association of Bureau de Change of Nigeria

 ACF

 Arewa Consultative Forum

 ANA

 Association of Nigerian Authors

 APHPN

 Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria

 ASUU

 Academic Staff Union of Universities

 BON

 Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria

 CAN

 Christian Association of Nigeria

 CBN

 Central Bank of Nigeria

 CJN

 Chief Justice of Nigeria

 CFO

 Central Forecasting Office

 EFCC

 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

 FAAN

 Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria

 FCT

 Federal Capital Territory

 FESTAC

 Festival of Arts and Culture

 FEC

 Federal Executive Council

 FEMA

 Federal Emergency Management Agency

 FIRS

 Federal Inline Revenue Services

 FRSC

 Federal Road Safety Commission

 GCE

 General Certificate Examination

 ICAN

 Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

 ICPC

 Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission

 INEC

 Independent National Electorate Commission

 JAMB

 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

 KAI

 Kick Against Indiscipline

 LAMATA

 Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority

 LASTMA

 Lagos State Traffic Management

 LAWMA

 Lagos State Management Authority

 MAN

 Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

 MMIA

 Muritala Muhammed International Airport

 MTN

 Mobile Telephone Network

 NAEC

 Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission

 NAFDAC

 National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

 NAMA

 Nigeria Airspace Management Agency

 NAN

 News Agency of Nigeria

 NAPEP

 National Poverty Eradication Programme

 NBA

 Nigerian Bar Association

 NCC

 Nigeria Communications Company

 NCE

 National Certificate on Education

 NDA

 Nigeria Defense Authority

 NDDC

 Niger Delta Development Commission

 NDLEA

 National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

 NECO

 National Examination Council

 NEEDS

 National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy

 NEPA

 National Electric Power Authority

 NEPZA

 Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority

 NFA

 Nigerian Football Association

 NFF

 Nigerian Football Federation

 NG

 Nigeria

 NHRC

 National Human Rights Commission

 NICIS

 Nigeria Integrated Customs information System

 NIQS

 Nigeria institute of Quantity Surveyors

 NLC

 Nigeria Labour Congress

 NMA

 Nigeria Medical Association

 NNPC

 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

 NNS

 Nigerian Naval Ship

 NP/NPF

 Nigerian Police / Nigerian Police Force (Old)

 NRC

 Nigeria Railway Corporation

 NTA

 Nigerian Television Authority

 NUC

 Nigerian University Commission

 NUJ

 Nigerian Union of Journalist

 NUT

 Nigerian Union of Teachers

 NSE

 Nigeria Stock Exchange

 NYSC

 National Youth Service Corps

 OPC

 Oodua Peoples Congress

 OYC

 Ohaneze Youth Council

 PHCN

 Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria

 PTF

 Petroleum Trust Fund

 SAN

 Senior Advocate of Nigeria

 SON

 Standards Organization of Nigeria

 SSS

 State Security Service

 UBE

 Universal Basic Education

 UTME

 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

 WAEC

 West African Examination Council


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