The fundamental aims and objectives of the Association as stated in the ANA constitution which was last reviewed in 2012 are as follows:

  1. To encourage and promote Nigerian literature.
  2. To encourage the collection, recording and transcription of all oral literature.
  3. To promote the interest of authors in all that concerns their profession and well-being and to protect their rights as authors.
  4. To encourage the commitment of authors to the ideals of a humane and egalitarian society.
  5. To co-operate with other organizations in Nigeria, Africa and elsewhere, which share similar aims and aspirations.
  6. To liaise with all organizations established for the promotion and development of the book industry throughout the country.
  7. To stimulate and develop indigenous talents, skills and intellectual powers.
  8. To promote solidarity among Nigerian authors.