(i) It educates member countries by providing them with information on how to make effective use of resources of the Niger Basin Authority.
(ii) It provides study centres for member countries that will get them trained on major programmes related to the development and exploitation of the resources of the Niger Basin.
(iii) The Authority recommends and initiates studies and projects for member states.
(iv) It helps member countries by assisting them to obtain loans from the world international organisations to carry out development projects.
(v) Harmonisation of plans and projects for harnessing the resources of the Niger River Basin.