The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) is an Inter-University Centre for Nigerian Language Studies. It is an autonomous institution under the regulation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) Aba was set up by Decree 117 of 30th December 1993 (now CAP N50 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004) as the apex institution for research, teaching, documentation, and coordination of studies in Nigerian languages. It is also an Inter-University Centre for Nigerian languages.
NINLAN is located at Akpaa, Ovom Community, along Opobo Azumini Road, Ogbor Hill Aba, off waterside. It has a mini campus, the city campus, located at No 53, New Umuahia Road, off waterside, Ogbor Hill Aba, on which its consultancy offices as well as nursery, primary and secondary schools are located.
NINLAN main campus occupies a large expanse of land measuring 209.6 Hectares adjoining a river.
The institute is strategically located on a wide expanse of land with the Umu-umanyi River flowing through it towards the southern border of Akwa-Ibom State. The land is endowed with a rich ecosystem, making it a great attraction for cultural and eco-tourism investment.
To help make Nigeria a model multilingual country, with every indigenous Nigerian language fully developed as a vehicle for literacy development, education and advanced communication functions; to fulfill the mandate of using Nigerian languages in education as provided for in the National Policy on Education (NPE 1977, revised 1981, 1998, 2004); and to be the apex world-class centre for teaching, learning, and research into Nigerian languages, leading ultimately to a linguistic foundation for national unity, industrialization and socio-economic growth!
The objectives of the Institute as captured in its Act are, to: