The Association, among other things, advises, consults and where necessary, joins issues with government and other bodies on matters that affect its members. MAN is the acknowledged representative of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. Through its National Council and the Secretariat, the Association provides a variety of specialized services to individual members.
In directing MAN‘s affairs and determining its policy options, the National Council is served by an Executive Committee and five Standing Committees namely; Economic Policy Committee, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee, Small and Medium Industry Committee, Infrastructure Committee and Finance and Establishment Committee.
In addition, the Association has a network of sixteen branches as well as a liaison office in Abuja.
Advocacy by the Association has led to improvement on some incentive schemes to Industry.
The Association, since its establishment in 1971 has made giant strides in the areas of policy advocacy, business information and development as well as outright direct intervention. Some of the achievements are listed below:
MAN has successfully positioned itself as a leading business Association recognized and respected by Government.
In the management of the economy, the relevance of MAN has been appreciated through invitations to serve on many committees set up by government and other organizations viz: