The Nigerian Academy of Science, established in 1977, is the top non-governmental honorific scientific society in Nigeria with the objective of promoting science and scientific activities. Its field of scientific activities comprises two main divisions of biological and physical sciences in their broadest sense. Its membership, currently at 99, consists of scientists elected as Fellows of the Academy in recognition of their contributions to science. The Academy is administered by a Council of 18 Fellows. It publishes learned journals in addition to its discourses, and proceedings, and arranges conferences, symposia, etc. It is an advisory body to the Government and, in collaboration with industries and other bodies, makes awards to scientists and scientific organizations.