Nigerian Academy of Science

The Nigerian Academy of Science was inaugurated on 8th of January 1977 by an initial group of forty-five Foundation Fellows comprising distinguished scientists in the pure and applied sciences.

The Academy has since grown in membership and diversity into the highest scientific honor society in Nigeria. Since inception, the Academy has operated as a voluntary organization, independent of government control, but collaborating with the government in the growth and development of science and technology in Nigeria.

The Academy is the national member of the following organisations: Inter-Academy Panel (IAP), Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP), the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), the Inter-Academy Council (IAC), and the International Council for Science (ICSU).

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