Big Welcome to the website of the Nigerian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (NITI), the professional body for accreditation, certification, regulation and protection of language professionals in Nigeria.
A number of people have asked if NITI trains translators and interpreters. That is why it is pertinent to clarify here that NITI is not a training school, but a professional association, the accreditation body, the regulator and protector of the translation and interpretation profession in Nigeria. NITI might establish a school of translation and interpretation in the future, but presently, it is a body of qualified professional linguists (Professors, Doctors, Masters, Bachelors, etc), as well as future professional linguists (language students) who were trained or are being trained in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world. NITI is to Nigerian Translators and Interpreters as NBA is to Nigerian Lawyers, NMA is to Nigerian Doctors, ICAN is to Nigerian Accountants, etc. NITI professionals work in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hausa, Igbo, Italian, Latin proper, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Yoruba and other Nigerian and foreign languages.
Everything one would like to know about NITI is on this website, if one has the patience to read, but for further information after browsing these pages, please ask the Secretary General directly through our CONTACT FORM and you will get a quick reply. Practicing linguists and language students can apply for NITI membership HERE
NITI LOST ANOTHER GEM
Prof. Union Edebiri, indefatigable NITI Legal Adviser, passes on