about NIMN
National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria

The National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) is a professional body for individuals involved in marketing and related fields. The Institute’s main role is to regulate and standardize marketing practices through professional examinations, certifications, and training. Membership in the Institute is compulsory for marketing practitioners, and practicing marketing without registration is illegal. NIMN aims to ensure that its members adopt a professional marketing approach.

The Institute was established by Act of the National Assembly no. 25 0f 2003 with a chartered status conferred on it, the responsibility to regulate and standardize marketing professional practice through the conduct of comprehensive professional examinations and certifications, training, retraining and consultancy services geared towards ensuring that members adopt a professional approach to marketing and other related areas of marketing activities. members are being retrained.


Act 2003

The Act that mandates compulsory membership of the Institute for all marketers who receive or expect to receive remuneration is put in place to regulate the marketing profession and ensure a high level of professionalism and ethical standards. The Act defines practicing marketing as engaging in the practice of marketing, holding oneself out to the public as a marketer, or providing professional services related to marketing. Failure to register with the Institute is illegal, and Section 202 of the Act makes it clear that anyone who practices marketing without being a registered member of the Institute or takes or uses any name, title, addition, or description implying that they are in practice as a marketer commits an offence. The Institute aims to provide value to its members, corporate members, and government by providing opportunities for continuous improvement of marketing skills, promoting professional and career advancement through education, information, and networking, and showcasing marketing excellence. Additionally, the Institute collaborates with government at all levels to design genuine programmes that will help in achieving the economic transformation of the country. As an employee of the government, it’s essential to understand the Act’s provisions to comply with the law and promote ethical practices in marketing. If you have any questions or need further clarification, you can reach out to the Institute or consult legal experts for advice.

Mission Statement

NIMN shall create enduring, distinctive value for all stakeholders, through the development, promotion, and application of world-class marketing professionalism.

The NIMN Vision

To be the engine room of value creation for consumer empowerment and society’s development.

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