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Important Nigerian Acronyms (Abbreviations) and Their Meanings

‚Äď Nigerian acronyms (abbreviations) and their full Meanings.

Most times, when we listen to news on radio or TV, we usually hear one or more acronyms used. It is generally a smart idea when we are able to understand the meanings of frequently used acronyms without trying to ask or look it up somewhere.

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Acronym is an abbreviated word that is formed from the first letters of a set of words commonly called Abbreviation.

Different fields of study have got their respective acronyms. Example (medical acronyms, technology acronyms, government acronyms and so on)

In this post, we will be looking at some important Nigerian acronyms and their full meanings.

ACRONYMS
(ABBREVIATIONS)
FULL 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


 DPO


 Divisional Police Officers


 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


 HOD


 Head Of Department


 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


 NCDC


 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control


 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


 SARS


 Special Anti Robbery Squad


 SON


 Standards Organization of Nigeria


 SSS


 State Security Service


 SSG


 Secretary to State Government


 UBE


 Universal Basic Education


 UTME


 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination


VC


 Vice Chancellor


 WAEC


 West African Examination Council


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