Nigeria Association of the Blind

  NAB 2017 STRATEGIC PLAN Click to download a Copy

Photogragh of the national president, Mr David Okon

David Okon (Immediate Past President)

Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) was registered and incorporated under Section 5(II) of the Land Perpetual Act. Chap. 98 of the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1968.

The association is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Blind (NNACB).
NAB also exists as a cluster body under The Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JONAPWD) and a member of African Union of the Blind (AFUB) and the World Blind Union (WBU).

The association has had six presidents since its formation namely:

  1. Mr Ajanaku
  2. Alhaji Gambo Yunusa
  3. Mr. Steven Ayagwa
  4. Mr. Iliya Bakdi and
  5. Mr. David U.Okon
  6. Mr. Adamu Ishiyaku

The governing board which is made up of elected national officers, headed by the national president, is the decision maker.

NAB 2013 Fundraising Form Click to download a Copy
NAB is the umbrella bodies for all associations/organisation of/for the blind in Nigeria.

It is the leading charity association in Nigeria with membership in 36 states and the federal capital territory.

The NAB structure is made up of the;

  1. The General Assembly. It comes up once in every four years. The general assembly consists of: all the national executives, chairmen of all the departments, chairmen and secretaries of state branches and other three delegates from the states.
  2.  The Governing Board which comprises of all the elected officers who are the National President, The Vice President, Six (6) Zonal Coordinators, National Secretary, Assistant Nat. Sec., Treasurer and PRO and departmental/committee heads made up of Youths, Women, Education, Employment, Fund Raising, Information and Publicity, Sports and Welfare.  This board is headed by the National President and they meet at least twice a year. They are the decision makers.
  3. The six (6) geo-political zones headed by the zonal co-ordinators.  Each zonal co-coordinators report constraints and progress to the secretariat through the office of the president.
  4. State Branches: Made up of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Asst. Nat. Secretary, Treasurer and PRO, Youth leader, Women leader and 3 district co-coordinator headed by the chairman/chairperson. 
  5. Office administrative staff and other support staffs


Our membership cuts across the 36 states of the federation including FCT and over 250,000 blind and partially sighted personss focusing on different areas of development, all of whom work to support a diverse range of membership communities across the nation.


    • Membership
    • Women and Children
    • Organisational Development
    • Youths