Nigerian Psychological Association Gets New Leadership

  • National Psychological Association
    National Psychological Association
    Standing as the National Anthem was in progress during the opening ceremony of the 2017 NPA Congress were some members of the EXCO. At the center is Prof Andrew Zamani, the immediate past president, flanked by his left is the new President Prof, Micheal Ezenwa and by his right is Mr Micheal Arinze Ezeh the Secretary General
  • New Executive Members NPA
    New Executive Members NPA
    Group photograph of the new and former EXCO members sandwiched by some fellows of NPA. At the center is Mace Bearer Dr. Philip Mefoh, who doubles as the immediate Vice president; by his immediate left is the former President Prof Andrew Zamani and followed immediately by the new President Prof Micheal Ezenwa during the handover ceremony to the new Executive Council.



A new executive council (EXCO) of NPA led by Prof. Michael Onyeka Ezenwa as the National President was inaugurated on 9th November,2017 at Merit House Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama Abuja. The event was the climax of the annual congress of NPA.

In his inaugural speech, Professor Ezenwa thanked the former executive council members led by Prof Andrew Zamani for their leadership and contributions to the growth of NPA. He promised that the new executive council will improve on the achievements of the immediate past leadership and that the new EXCO will focus on four major areas; membership drive including establishment of a diaspora division of NPA, research and publications, promotion of psychology in the public interest and commitment to ethics and quality control in service delivery.


What We Do

  1. • Compile a register of psychologists accredited to practice in Nigeria
  3. • Advocate for a legal framework to favor the practice of psychology in Nigeria
  5. • Encourage the practice of psychology in applied settings
  7. • Public enlightenment and behavior change communication for national development
  9. • Advocate on subjects that are relevant for positive orientation for positive change and human development
  • • Collaboration with appropriate regulatory organizations to develop curricula in psychology that meet national development needs
  • • Promotion of a mentorship scheme to build capacity of junior colleagues in research and practice
  • • Ensure strict adherence to the code of ethics of the discipline of psychology
  • • Develop partnership(s) with other disciplines and organizations to improve humanity and career status of members
  • • Assist leaders and public service holders with relevant evidence based information on human behavior to guide policy formulation and implementation
  • • Encourage the development of the technology for psychological assessment and testing
  • • Promote an Africa-wide network for the promotion of the science and practice of psychology
  • • Prescribe quality control standards for psychology education and practice in Nigeria