The main objectives of the Agency, as provided in Decree 100 of 1993, are to ensure that Government programmes and policies are better understood by the general public and:

  • Mobilize favourable public opinion for such programmes and policies
  • Encourage informal education through public enlightenment activities and publications
  • Establish feedback channels to Government on all aspects of Nigerian national life;
  • Establish appropriate national framework for educating, orientating and indoctrinating Nigerians towards attitudes, values and culture which project individual’s national pride and positive national image for Nigeria;
  • Awaken the consciousness of Nigerians to their responsibilities to the promotion of national unity, citizens’ commitment to their human rights to build a free, just and progressive society;
  • Develop among Nigerians of all ages and sex, social and cultural values and awareness which will inculcate the spirit of patriotism, nationalism, self-discipline and self-reliance;
  • Encourage the people to actively and freely participate in discussions and decisions on matters affecting their general welfare;
  • Promote new sets of attitudes and culture for the attainment of the goals and objectives of a united Nigeria State;
  • Ensure and uphold leadership by example;
  • Foster respect for constituted authority; and
  • Instill in the citizens a sense of loyalty to the fatherland.
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