PRCAN’s Enabling Law Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria draws legal backing primarily from Bye Law Number 3 1993 of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Act 16, 1990, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria. The Corporate Affairs Commission incorporated PRCAN Limited by Guarantee as a “private company” with legal personality on May 24, 2007. The primary objective of PRCAN is the promotion of professional reputation management in Nigeria within the public and private sectors. Other aims and objectives include to

Exclusion from practice By virtue of its enabling law, membership of PRCAN is a legal requirement for firms wishing to offer public relations services in Nigeria. It is illegal for companies and organisations not registered with PRCAN to offer public relations services in Nigeria, and for clients to offer briefs to them.