The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) is the foremost independent scientific body in Nigeria which was established in 1977 (but incorporated in 1986). NAS is uniquely positioned to bring scientific knowledge to bear on the policies/strategic direction of the country and is also dedicated to the development and advancement of science, technology, and innovation in Nigeria.
NAS is a national not-for-profit organisation with membership comprising of distinguished Fellows who are elected through a highly competitive process. NAS, with its combination of expertise and independence, is uniquely positioned to bring scientific evidence to bear on policies and program implementation in the country. Given its clout, the Academy also has the ability to attract other experts from around the country, and internationally, when needed.
NAS is Nigeria’s national representative on such bodies such as the International Science Council (ISC) -the umbrella body for all science associations and unions; and the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP) -the umbrella body for all national academies globally. NAS is also a founding member of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC).