The NYA exists to develop a dynamic and disciplined youth imbued with the spirit of nationalism and a sense of public service and morality, and to provide for related matters.
The objects of the Authority are:
- To develop the creative potential of the youth;
- To develop a dynamic and disciplined youth imbued with a spirit of nationalism, patriotism and a sense of propriety and civic responsibility; and
- To ensure the effective participation of the youth in the development of the country.