As the centre of policy initiatives, NIPR’s 22-member Governing Council which is elected every two years directs the affairs of the Institute. Sitting as an electoral college, the Council elects the President and the Vice President of the institute who respectively serve as its Chairman and Vice Chairman. Acting on behalf of Council as the Chief Executive (CEO) of the institute, the president provides leadership in the management of NIPR business through the chapters, committees and the National Secretariat. NIPR branch organisation in States and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) are called Chapters. Each has an elected executive council led by a chairman. The National Secretariat with the Registrar and departmental heads appointed by council, constitutes the administrative hub of the Institute.