The department was founded on very sound vision and mission.
- To evolve into a leading academic and research centre for practical development of the African indigenous Languages, Literature and Culture and to also enhance intercultural transfer between African and the world.
- To equip scholars with necessary tools and values that will help contribute meaningfully towards the overall development of the society.
- To evoke appreciation of indigenous language in the populace.
- To provide humanity with greater capacity for reasoning and propagate the cultures of different peoples of the world through the provision of sound linguistic knowledge.