The Consultancy Services Unit of the University of Abuja came into being in January 1992. The decision to setup the Unit followed the realization by the University early in its infancy of the need to establish such an outfit to serve the immediate community in the which the University was established as well at to provide avenue for generating revenue to the University. This is necessary, as emphasis was placed on the need for Universities to generate adequate revenue to fund a large percentage of their capital and recurrent expenditures. The Consultancy Services Unit operations on January 20, 1992 with a mandate to:
1. Make available technical, scientific, professional, and other expertise services to all levels of government, parastatals, the private sector and the international organizations.
2. Contribute to the financial resources of the University and to offer avenues for legitimate earnings for the University staff.
3. Create opportunities for academic staff to undertake projects relevant to the immediate community.
4. Undertake, from time to time, any other function that may be prescribed by the University.
The Consultancy SerVices Unit is Administratively under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. According, the Director of Unit is directly answerable to the Vice-Chancellor. Hence, all officila communications are directed to the Cice-Chancellor or copied the Vice-Chancellor fir information. The Unit is headed by a Director and assisted by a Deputy Director. The Registry Department is represented by the Assistant Registrar and is supported by an Officer (a Clerical Officer). The secretariat section has a staff(Confidential secretary I) .There is als a messenger/Cleaner. One Accounts Officer also represents the Burary Department.