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How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 4:53pm On Apr 04
STEPS TO REGISTERING AN NGOs IN NIGERIA

Today, we will be discussing NGO and how to Register an NGO in Nigeria. NGO is an acronym for Non Governmental Organizations. It is also referred to as Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). It is very important to Register your NGO as it gives you the credibility to approach prospective donors or institutions. It differentiates your NGO from the others. As an NGO, you also establish transparency and accountability.

Furthermore, they are voluntary, non - profit groups organized for a common interest and perform several services and humanitarian functions. They deal on specific issues as health care, child right, freedom, human rights etc. They are usually funded by donations, fund raising and mostly run by volunteers. They are exempted from paying taxes in Nigeria.

Although an NGO is not commercial entity, the Corporate Affairs Commission views it as an entity and need to be registered. To register an NGO, one need to follow laid down process. It's registration is peculiar in that it can only be done under Part A of the Companies and Allied Matters Act as a company limited by guarantee or by Part C of the Company and Allied Matters Act as Incorporated Trustees.


If you would like us to undertake the whole process of registering your NGO in Nigeria and courier your Certificate of Incorporation to you,reach us by Call/WhatsApp on 07033097160.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 7:11pm On Apr 04
Step 1

The first step is to obtain the consent of the Registrar General of the CAC for the proposed name of the NGO. You should write down 3 suggested names in a piece of paper and submit accordingly, and 2 alternatives in case the primary name is not available. Afterwards, you will do a name reservation request on the CAC portal as normal.

Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:21pm On Apr 05
Step 2

NGOs and CSOs are to be governed and managed by the board of Trustees. These are the equivalent of a shareholder or director in a limited liability company. The trustees are the founding members of the NGO and are responsible for the management and direction of the association. Hence, the next step is to determine the Board of Trustees Members (BOT).

Step 3

Once your name has been approved and your board of Trustees in place, the next step for the registration of an NGO Nigeria is that the Trustees must publish a notification of their intention to register an NGO. According to CAC laws, the notice must be published in 3 newspapers, 2 national newspapers and third (3) being one that is widely circulated in the area where the organization will be based.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 10:06am On Apr 06
Step 4

The next step is to complete and submit the application form. The application form is self explanatory as information such as approved name of the NGO, the registered address of the NGO, a brief description of the aims and objectives of the NGO.
Further information of the personal details of the Trustees as name, sex, nationality, permanent residential address, occupation etc.
The completed application form must be submitted alongside other documents as application letter, the original newspaper publications, two copies of the NGO constitution, the minutes of the meeting where the Trustees were appointed, 2 passport photographs of each Trustees etc.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 4:46pm On Apr 06
Step 5

All the submitted required documents will be reviewed by the CAC, and if there are no queries, the NGO is registered with the CAC and can then by law commence it's operation.


If you would like us to undertake the whole process of registering your NGO in Nigeria and courier your Certificate of Incorporation to you,reach us by Call/WhatsApp on 07033097160.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 9:24am On Apr 07
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are organisations that are not part of government and do not exist to make a profit from the work of the organisation for the owners or members of the organisation. They exist to serve some public purpose rather than just serving the personal interests of the owners or members of the organisation.

They exist for the benefit of the general public or specific sections of the public. If members receive payment or benefits, it is only in the form of a reasonable salary and benefits in return for the work that is done as an employee of the organisation. Any profit that is produced is used by the organisation to make a greater impact in terms of their public purpose.

Examples include:

Rotary group of organisations, from large charitable NGOs like Red Cross, Better Life for Albino Women etc down to small community organisations like sports, clubs or civics e.g. Abuja Country Club, Hausa Tennis Club, Scrabble Players Association of Nigeria, Oraifite Progressive Union Foundation etc.

The definition of Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) covers all organisations that do not exist to make profits for owners or members. It does not cover private companies or even co-operatives or income generating projects that exist solely to produce benefits for members.

Most Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have to rely on grants and donations from fundraising because Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) usually serve sections of the community that could not afford to pay the full cost of the service. NGOs do not usually choose their target groups according to who can pay for the service, but according to who needs the service most.

Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 10:11am On Apr 08
Bye the Law more especially the Company Law in Nigeria, they are referred as INCORPORATED TRUSTEES. These means that the Non-governmental organisation (NGO) formed is under the protection and guidance of a set of people called TRUSTEES and the Non-governmental organisation (NGO) assets and funds are placed squarely under the TRUST, confidence, reliance and dependence of the Trustees to carry out the aims and objectives of the Non-governmental organisation (NGO).

TRUSTEES is not the same as DIRECTORS OR SHAREHOLDERS in a company because unlike share holders in a company who will do anything to make sure their company derives a profit, Trustees are not entitled to make a profit from the Non-governmental organisation (NGOs) but rather to promote the welfare, aims and objectives of the Non-governmental organisation (NGO) freely.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 3:53pm On Apr 10
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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 2:19pm On Apr 11
Example of NGOs include:

Winning Souls for Christ Foundation
Giving hope for all Children Foundation
Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
Nigerian Youth Action Rangers
Nigerian Youth Environmental Network
NISER
Ihembosi Patriotic League
Odua Peoples Congress
Ogoni Youth
Oil watch Africa
Olabisi Onabanjo University
OMEP World Organisation for Early Childhood Education
Omni Medical
Operation Happy home foundation
Organisation (ACHDO)-Formerly Mother and Child
Organization for the Advancement of African Women (ORGAAW)
Etc
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:42am On Apr 12
If you want to be really involved in your immediate society. If you need to leave a greater impact and stay fulfilled, then you should think about having a registered NGO. You can organize your NGO around specific issues, such as:

human rights
environment or health
develop communities
encourage social responsibility
Micro finance
promote education
agricultural development
supporting human welfare
Support the poor and so on.

Moreover, the function of an NGO may be grounded in other areas, such as protecting the environment and promoting animal welfare.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:17am On Apr 13
I was discussing with someone few days ago about NGO. He was very receptive about the idea. In the course of our discussion, he paused and said "You know, I really want to make a wonderful contributions to the society especially in his hometown". I responded " great" and if possible take it International
and qualify to win a Noble prize. He smiled and said it will be amazing.

In Nigeria, there are local NGOs and International Non-governmental Organizations.

They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help monitor and implement international agreements. Their relationship with offices and agencies of the United Nations (UN) system varies depending on their goals, their venue and the mandate of a particular institution.



The following is a List of NGO’s in Nigeria:

The Havids Centre for environment and Development
Children of Farmers Club (CFC)
Initiative for Community Dev
Women of Vision Association
The Nigerian Foundation
Afro Centre for Dev. Of Peace & Justice
Africa Initiative for Education and Economic Development
Global Women Empowerment Association (GLOWEM)
C.Y.E.
Initiative for Basic Rights of Nigeria Citizens (IBRONC)
Centre for Community Empowerment for underprivileged
Voluntary Work camps Association of Nigeria
Grace Center
Female Leadership Forum
BAOBAB for Women’s Human Right
Stelben Foundation on VVF/STIs
Pathfinder International
Torjir-Agber Foundation
Women Solace & Enablement Foundation
Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication
Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC)
Research and Training for Real Empowerment
Aya International Development Indigenous Knowledge Initiative Nigeria
Challenged Children Foundation (3CF)
Rahi Medical Outreach
Center for Peace building and Socio Economic Resources Development
Global Network for Peace and Anticorruption Initiative
Center for Care of Vulnerable and Development Initiatives
Center for Organizational and professional Ethics (COPEAFRICA)
Kanem Bornu Human Development Association (KABHUDA)
Vantaged Teems Center
Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative
Health & Social Service Initiative
Afri-Growth Foundation
Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership Dev.
Africa Safe Water Foundation
Grassroots Community Development Initiative
Foundation for Promotion of Good Health.
Etc.

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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:33am On Apr 14
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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 9:39am On Apr 15
If we keep talking about NGO, do you know there are over 50,000 NGOs registered in Nigeria. They are started as a Trust, a Society or non profit company.

There roles varies into various aspects of community development such as: community mobilization, environment, health and sanitation awareness creation, promotion of child's rights law, promotion of sexuality and reproductive health education and fight against child labour and human trafficking etc.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 1:00pm On Apr 16
You might have wondered how NGO make money to sustain it's business operations. Because they are not profit generating organizations, they won't bank on profits as in limited liability companies.
Now, know this about NGOs. NGOs can accept donations from private individuals, for-profit companies, charitable foundations, and governments, whether local, state, federal, or even foreign. As nonprofit entities, they also can charge membership dues and sell goods and services.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:58am On Apr 17
Happy Easter Sunday to all. May the blessing of Easter cerebration usher in peace and reconciliation.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 3:02pm On Apr 18
Have this question ever pop in your head, if NGO does beneficial work than the government. If you are ask, I will say it is advantageous than government programmes because they are part of the local community in terms of their structure. They can be involved in more than one project that is designed to support positive change in the lives of local people.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 9:29am On Apr 19
One of the features of an NGO is the periodic minutes writing in every meeting. It's the primary responsibility of the Secretary to write the minutes of the meeting. Now, how do you write minutes of an NGO?
Write the date, time, location and the name of attendees at the beginning of the minutes. Write down the key points of discussion, the important decisions and the responsibilities given. At the end, tell the future course of action i.e. who needs to do what and the deadline of the task.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:44pm On Apr 20
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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:17pm On Apr 21
One of the mandatory requirement of Ngo registration is the Newspaper publications. Two National publicized newspapers and a local newspaper circulated within the Ngo location is a requirement under part "C" of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990.
In addition, the trustees must be listed with the Aims and Objectives.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 2:43pm On Apr 22
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:44am On Apr 23
Composition of a Board

An NGO Board usually has 10 to 15 members, with a President, a Treasurer and other positions designated to specific tasks/issues related to the NGO's programme areas.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:19pm On Apr 25
You might have ask of what benefits is having an Ngo? Having an NGO can afford you a tax-free mechanism for the businesses you are transacting under the NGO. NGOs are deemed not-for-profit and therefore their activities are tax deductible. You can develop a structured financial plan using your NGO for "tax avoidance".

Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 2:20pm On Apr 26
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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:04am On Apr 27
TIPS:
You will need funding for your NGO, right! Here, you need to be strategic in doing your research. Find out from your research before you do this. You should find out what major donors- the European Union, DFID, the UN, USAID- have agreed to fund for the next few years. Avoid things that have received much funding in the past few years. Donors can be like children- they get bored with one thing and without warning, move to another.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:14am On Apr 27
Millions of dollars have been set aside by Donors.

You will need to take proactive steps to avoid being left with a redundant NGO due to lack of funding. Do one of two things: One, give your NGO a broad name that can cover two or more areas. The more the better. So instead of registering HIV/AIDS Alliance, register Health Initiative Alliance. Instead of registering Alliance against crude Torture, register Alliance for the Protection of Human Rights. That way if there isn’t much torture for you to benefit from, you can benefit from other human rights abuses.

On the other hand, you can register multiple NGOs. With this you can never go wrong. Always be willing and able to change the dance as soon as the donors change the tune.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:18am On Apr 27
Funding Value

When building the foundations of your NGO, you must be careful about the kind of people you invite to take positions in your NGO. You don’t want the type who will suddenly become wild when the aid dollars start flowing in.
Make the Board of Trustees your relatives and the parents of your close friends who are too busy, too old or too rich to care how you run your NGO. Include one neutral, fairly well-known person who has funding value: someone donors can respect. This person will be on the face of all your proposals.

Then, this is very important. Invest in media equipment: cameras, video recorders, projectors. Have pictures and videos to go with your proposals and letters of introduction. People need to see that you have been working hard, donating things and doing campaigns in your chosen field. Make sure you get lots of pictures of poor, sick looking children you have helped. Or homeless people you have given blankets to.

Make friends with guys who work in donor agencies. Networking in the NGO world is very important. Many times crucial information about funding and projects slips out at social gatherings. This is how you know who is funding what and when.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:20am On Apr 27
A Good Proposal is Everything

Proposals are indispensable. Take your time to work on proposals. A good proposal is everything. Seventy percent of the Job of an NGO is paper work- proposals and budgets and retirements and press releases. If you are not sure how to package an NGO proposal, learn. If you can’t do it, pay someone to do it. Pay for a beautiful website with lots of photos showing things you are committed to. Foreign donors get tickled by nice functional websites. Make sure you visit the website of your donor and follow the guidelines strictly.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:23am On Apr 27
Freedom of Information

As you run your NGO never assume that you will spend most of the money on actual causes. Don’t get ahead of yourself. Preparation is very important. Best is to spend up to 70% arranging meetings, paying admin and other overhead costs that will make sure that some of the remaining 30% of the funds you have, goes to the cause where your hustle is domiciled.

Am I too technical? Let me give you a practical example. Say you run an organisation called the ‘Freedom of Information Initiative.’ Donors give you 100,000 dollars to promote Freedom of Information in Nigeria. Instead of squandering the whole amount actually promoting Freedom of Information in practical ways, thus wasting the money of kind donors, you must set aside considerable amounts for advocacy meetings, (lunch and tea breaks included), a conference or seminar to discuss the issue, capacity building (I’m not sure what that means but you shouldn’t think too hard about it either) and admin costs (some of the money should go to offsetting your rent in the heart of the city where rent is super expensive). And by some I mean like 80,000.

With the rest, you can promote Freedom of Information. You can, for example, make a nice glossy booklet that says that Freedom of Information is important.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 11:24am On Apr 27
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Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:00pm On Apr 28
Now, say there is another NGO that does the same thing. Yes, that happens. Sometimes another person, somewhere, is thinking the exact same thing you are thinking. Or maybe they just overheard you in a beer parlour or hair salon talking about your interests and decided to copy you.

You must not corporate in this regard. I know sometimes donors will require coalitions on some issues. In those instances, endure it. Join the coalition for the purpose of accessing funds and looking good. But when it comes to your day to day work, ignore the rival NGO. Nothing good can come from sharing ideas or working together. People just want to steal your ideas and get all the money from donors.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 12:15pm On Apr 29
You can't risk clashing with your donors

Sometimes, a situation may come up that needs you to look outside the narrowly defined grants that donors give. Well, it is not your fault that people’s problems don’t align with the specific proposal you made to the donor. The thing is, God can see your heart and you really want to do what is right. Of course you would like to help people with real problems, if you could. But people should understand that you can’t risk clashing with your donor. How will you be able to afford rent for your nice office? Of course, people need to be reasonable in their expectations.
Re: How To Register An NGO In Nigeria +(Business Name & Limited Liability) by happiness440: 1:24pm On Apr 30
Gratitude

Remember that the local people you are trying to help have no idea what they want. If they did, they wouldn’t need you in the first place. If you say they need Freedom of Information, then that is what they need. If you say they need electricity, then what they need is a electricity. There is no need to spend time asking the people on the ground how they would do things. Often, they will be too grateful for what you have done for them to bother about the effectiveness of your intervention. And that is all that matters: their gratitude.

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