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List of government agencies and parastatals in Nigeria.

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What is a parastatal? The Public Service Rules define a parastatal as a government-owned organization established by statute to render specified service(s) to the public, while a government or state agency 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 intelligence agency. According to the federal republic of Nigeria website, here is the list of government agencies and parastatals in Nigeria

  • Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON)
  • Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
  • Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP)
  • Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  • Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria
  • Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
  • Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
  • Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
  • Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)
  • Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA)
  • Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
  • Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN)
  • Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)
  • Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
  • Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC)
  • Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC)
  • Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
  • Industrial Training Fund (ITF)
  • Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)
  • Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
  • Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACoN)
  • National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  • National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)
  • National Agricultural Extension, Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS)
  • National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
  • National Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos (NCRS)
  • Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
  • National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC)
  • National Council on Privatisation (NCP)
  • National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
  • National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND)
  • National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
  • National Environmental Standard and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
  • National Examination Council (NECO)
  • National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
  • National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
  • National Insurance Commission (NAICOM)
  • National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
  • National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC)
  • National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
  • National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA)
  • National Orientation Agency (NOA)
  • National Pension Commission (PenCom)
  • National Petroleum Investment Management Service (NAPIMS)
  • National Planning Commission (NPC)
  • Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
  • National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN)
  • National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)
  • National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA)
  • National Sports Commission (NSC)
  • National Sugar Development Council (NSDC)
  • National Tasksforce (Natforce)
  • National Teachers Institute (NTI)
  • National Universities Commission (NUC)
  • National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)
  • National Water Resources Institute (NWRI)
  • News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
  • Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  • Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC)
  • Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)
  • Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA)
  • Nigeria Immigration Service(NIS)
  • Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC)
  • Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  • Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS)
  • Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
  • Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)
  • Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC)
  • Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT)
  • Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)
  • Nigerian Custom Service (NCS)
  • Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  • Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)
  • Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)
  • Nigerian Integrated Water Resources Commission
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • Nigerian Police
  • Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
  • Nigerian Press Council (NPC)
  • Nigerian Shippers’ Council
  • Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  • Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA)
  • Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
  • Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
  • State Security Service (SSS)
  • Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)

Are they working? let's share how useful they have been to the public.

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Well, some of them are trying their best but the major problem they have is that they are very political in nature and not people-oriented, they are loyal to the government of the day even if it will only benefit a few individuals up there and let the people they are meant to serve to be downtrodden. Take the case of the NNPC saga, they keep on importing fuel while neglecting our refineries that would have provided jobs for the public whom they are meant to serve but only benefiting their cronies who are into the importation of fuel business. Its high time we have to be vocal.

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