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Functions Of Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs

The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established for a peculiar purpose, and part of such purposes, was for the body to encourage the understanding of the international affairs, and circumstances and conditions, as well as, the attitudes of persons hailed from or resident in other countries of the world.
As corporate organization, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was also to facilitate this understanding, and other matters that are connected or related to the international affairs.
Nevertheless, when the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established, it was assigned with some functions, and in this article, I will be explaining some of these functions, but before I continue, let us briefly look at the objects of the Nigerian Institute of international affairs.
Functions Of Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs
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The Objects Of The Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs:

When the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established, there were some objects spelled out  for the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs to accomplish in the course of carrying out its functions. An these objects are as explained below:

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Encourages Understanding Between Nigeria And Other Nations:

 As I mentioned in this article earlier, one of the objects of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs has been to make sure that, it  encourages and as well, facilitates the understanding exiting between and among Nigeria and other foreign nations of the world.
And such understanding was to include, the circumstances, and the conditions and the attitudes of other countries and their citizens.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Promotes Study And Investigation Of International Question:

Provision and maintenance of avenues and means of information relating to the international questions remained one of the objects of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs does not end at providing and maintaining the information upon international affairs, it goes as well, to promotion of the study and the promotion of investigation regarding international question.
This is achieved through conferences and lectures, as well as, round table discussions. Other means of achieving this, has been in the area of books publications, and production of records, and reports, including other measures, provided it met the desire of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs object of developing an organization with informed opinions about the world affairs.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Establihes Contacts With Organization Of The Same Objects:

Still in considering the objects of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, the least but not the last will be its object of establishing  contacts with foreign organisations in foreign nations of the world.
And I will let you know that such contacts are only established with foreign nations that have similar objects. In a statement therefore, the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs’s objects, include the establishment of contacts between Nigeria and other nations of the world. Now, the functions of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

What Are The Functions Of Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs?

Now, we are about to have a look at some of the functions of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. We must not forget that, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was assigned with some functions, when it was established with a view to help it actualized its mandate, and I am going the explain these functions here in this article.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Promotes Scientific Study Of International Politics:

The Nigerian Institute of international Affairs saddled with the responsibility of promoting international affairs. In fact, by the virtue of the Act that established the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, the organization was charged with some functions, and one of these functions was in the area of the promotion of scientific study, in relation to the international politics and international economics. The Nigerian Institute of international Affairs achieved this without any prejudice while discharging its functions.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Provides Information Relating To International Affairs To Government:

The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs key functions also include the responsibility of making information available to the government of the federation.
Now, the provision of this information to the government of the federal republic of Nigeria, is very crucial, given the fact, Nigeria as a nation cannot grow political and economically in isolation.
Therefore, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, whose function is to bridge such gap and encourage understanding between Nigeria and other nations of the world to provide reliable information that relates to the international affairs to the government of the federation. The Nigerian public are also the beneficiaries of such information.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Provides Facilities For Training:

One of the functions of the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs has been in the area of  provision of facilities for the purpose of training Nigerian diplomats.
The job of the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs is a delicate one, and so, it need  an erudite administrator with experience to man the office.
These training programmes of the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs do not end with diplomats, it however spanned through other personnel under the employ of the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs, including other nations, that have vocation relating to the international  affairs.

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Arranges Conferences And Lectures:

The Nigerian Institute of international Affairs arranges lectures and conferences and seminars for the purpose of upgrading the skills and knowledge of the personnel working under the employ of the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs.
The truth is that, no organization could thrive successfully, and achieved its goals, if members of staff in such organization are knowledge deficiency.
Therefore, to boost productivity, organization has to upgrade its staff’s skills and knowledge, and the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs is not exempted, that is why, it will go extra miles to make sure that, conferences, seminars and lectures are arranged on matter that relates to its objects

Nigerian Institute Of International Affairs Carries Out Other Functions, Provided It Helps In Meeting Its Goals:

The Nigerian Institute of international Affairs also carried out some other functions, provided such function aid it in achieving its mandate.
The Nigerian Institute of international Affairs, upon discharging this function,  promotes, and as well, carried out such other functions, that will help the Nigerian Institute of international Affairs to succeed in its statutory responsibility, and as such, these other activities must necessary be in its opinion for the attaining the organization’s  aims and objectives.

Conclusion

The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs is a corporate body, established for the purpose of encouraging understanding of the international Affairs.

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