Organization Mission Statement is a critical roadmap or compass of an Institution. It is useful for practical day-to-day running of Institutions operation. However, significant percentage of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions employees is not adequately informed about the philosophy and objective of the institution which has affected their performance in the system. This qualitative study discusses the configuration of Nigerian tertiary institutions employee by using awareness, motivation and organizational commitment to spur Nigerian tertiary institutions for greater performance. Eclectic theory of social identity was adopted to position the study a distinct study. Results obtained revealed that there is presence of mission statement in Nigeria tertiary institutions; displayed on website, strategic places in the institutions. But significant percentage of the employees is not aware of their institutions mission statement despite the potentials it has to offer. The study concluded, given the mission statements are vital for dynamic management tool and advanced performance; it is outstanding that Nigerian tertiary institutions management should articulate mission statement, based on the environmental exigencies and where necessary make it collective responsibility among the employee in the institution.
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