About Us

]Chemistry_home_pageWith over 1,000 members, the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) is the major professional body representing and promoting the practice of chemistry in Nigeria. A nonpolitical and nonprofit organization, CSN is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision

We are dynamic and visionary: Committed to “Raise national consciousness on the transforming power and centrality of chemistry to improving people’s lives and to the overall progress of Man and the Development of Society.”

This vision ─ developed and adopted by the CSN Board of Trustees after broad consultation with the membership ─ fully complements the CSN Mission statement, which is “to promote and stimulate the advancement of chemistry and related sciences and its practitioners for the benefit of Nigeria, its people and national development.” Together, these statements represent our ultimate reason for our existence and it provides a strategic framework for our efforts.

Our Mission

The Mission of the society as stipulated in article 1, section 3 of the constitution are as follows

  • To promote and stimulate the advancement of Chemistry and related Sciences as channels for national development.
  • To encourage and support original chemical research and application of Chemistry to improve society.
  • To promote the education and training of Chemist and set ethical standards to promote professional intergrity.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of the Society are the advancement of Chemistry as a science and as a professional, inter alia:

  • Promoting and stimulating the advancement of chemistry and related sciences by means of organized discussions, conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops and publications.
  • Encouraging and supporting original chemical research, and application of chemistry.
  • Promoting the education and training of chemists.
  • Promoting the professional intergrity, status, efficiency, and public usefulness of chemists
  • Partnering with other national and international professional bodies engaged in the various disciplines related to Chemistry
  • Popularizing the Chemistry profession

What We Do

The Society publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. We also give more than # every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields.

We also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment and contributing to the economy.


1 Professor A. Akinsanya 1971-1973
2 Professor E.U. Emovon 1973-1976
3 Professor S.O. Awokoya 1976-1979
4 Professor D.E.U. Ekong 1979-1983
5 Dr. A.K. Fasina 1983-1987
6 Dr. I.I.O. Allynson 1987-1991
7 Professor O. Osinbanjo 1991-1995
8 Professor C. Nwadinigwe 1995-1999
9 Dr. Enang E.Nkang 1999-2003
10 Professor S.K. Okwute 2003-2007
11 Professor F.E. Okeimen 2007-2011
12 Dr. S.A. Saidu 2011-2014
13 Professor(Mrs) Gloria U. Obuzor 2014-Date


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