Meaning of Acronyms Relating to Nigeria

Everyone knows that FRSC means Federal Road Safety Commission. Everyone also know that NA stands for Nigeria Army, but how many people know that NERC means Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission?

That’s what this post aims to treat today — the meaning of some of the acronyms relating to Nigeria.

Grab a seat and read on. You can bookmark this page as a reference whenever you need the meaning of an acronym that has to do with Nigeria.

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This page will be regularly updated with more acronyms.

Let’s ride on:

CCT means Code of Conduct Tribunal

CJN means Chief Justice of Nigeria

CCTV means Close Circuit Television

CAN means Christian Association of Nigeria

CAC means Corporate Affairs Commission

CSO means Chief Security Officer

CBN means Central Bank of Nigeria

C-in-C means Commander in Chief

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ASUU means Academic Staff Union of Universities

NASU means Non-Academic Staff of Universities

NAAT means Nigerian Association of Academic Technicians

JTF means Joint Task Force

NYSC means National Youth Service Corps

NSCDC means National Security and Civil Defense Corps

FRSC means Federal Road Safety Commission

NEMA means National Emergency Agency

FERMA means Federal Roads Management Agency

NUC means Nigerian Universities Commission

NCC means Nigerians Communication Commission

FIRS means Federal Inland Revenue Service

NTA means Nigerian Television Authority

AIT means Africa Independent Television

FG means Federal Government

SG means State Government

SSG means Secretary to the State Government

SEAP means Self-Reliance Advancement Programme

FERMA means Federal Roads Management Agency

ICPC means Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission

NULGE means Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees

NPF means Nigerian Police Force

NNPC means Nigerian National Petroleum Commission

NLC means Nigerian Labour Congress

TUC means Trade Union commission

NASS means National Assembly

NEC means National Executive Council

NHRC means National Human Rights Commission

EFCC means Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

INEC means Independent National Electoral Commission

ASUP means Academic Staffs Union of Polytechnics

DisCo means Distribution Companies

GenCo means Generation Companies

IBEDC means Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company

AEDC means Abuja Electricity Distribution Company

VC means Vice Chancellor

NCC means National Control Center

FGN means Federal Government of Nigeria

CID means Criminal Investigation Department

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DCO means Divisional Crime Officer

DPO means Divisional Police Office

IGP means Inspector General of Police

ACP means Assistant Commissioner of Police

CP means Commissioner of Police

PRO means Public Relations Officer

NDA means Nigerian Defense Academy

SON means Standard Organisation of Nigeria

USSD means Unstructured Supplementary Service Data

SIM means Subscriber Identification Module

PIN means Personal Identification Number

PUK means Personal Unblocking Key

ATM means Automated Teller Machine

DSS means Department of State Security

SSS means State Security Service

COAS means Chief of Army Staff

GCFR means Grand Commander of the Federal Republic

SAN means Senior Advocate of Nigeria

UCJ means Union of Campus Journalists

NAN means News Agency of Nigeria

NANS means National Association of Nigerian Students

POS means Point of Sales

NIPOST means Nigerian Postal Service

UCH means University College Hospital

LUTH means Lagos State Teaching Hospital

SERAP means Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project

OPEC means Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

NICN means National Industrial Court of Nigeria

INEC means Independent National Electoral Commission

NSE means Nigerian Stock Exchange

BVN means Bank Verification Number

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Is there any acronym I missed? Drop them in the comments, I’ll add them to the post in due time.

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