The Council is responsible for the determination of the overall policy of the Institute. In particular, the Council is responsible for the financial and operational policies and programmes of the Institute and for ensuring their implementation.
The Council consists of twelve members as follows:
On the 14th of February, 2023, The Honorable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba inaugurated new members of the governing council for the institute.
The newly inaugurated membership of the Council of NISER includes Dr Emmanuel O. Imafidon (Chairman), Dr Hauwa V. Ibrahim, Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari, Alhaji Kalli Gazali, Professor Benedict N. Akanegbu and Felicia I. Onibon (Members).
However, with effect from June 16, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, approved the immediate dissolution of the Governing Boards of all Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies in the exercise of its Constitutional Powers and in the Public interest.
In view of this development the newly inaugurated membership of the Council of NISER was dissolved and until such a time new boards are constituted, the Chief Executive Officers of the Parastatals, Agencies, Institutions, and Government-Owned Companies are directed to refer matters requiring the attention of their Boards to the President, through the Permanent Secretaries of their respective supervisory Ministries and Offices.
Other members of the Council are: the Director of the Institute; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industries or his representative; Director (Macro) in the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning; the Statistician-General, National Bureau of Statistics; and Director of Research, Central Bank of Nigeria.
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