A Non-Governmental Organization (“NGO”) is a body or relationship of people enrolled as “Fused Trustees” under Section 590 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20 Laws of the Federation 2010 for the headway of any religious, instructive, abstract, logical, social/social advancement, wearing and magnanimous causes. A NGO is considered a not-revenue driven association in Nigeria. The accompanying is a manual for enlisting a NGO in Nigeria.
Devise an arrangement. Expound on your association’s convictions, mission, and reason. As you characterize your central goal and draft you reason articulation, you ought to depict the general motivation behind the NGO; the exercises your NGO will take part in or attempt; the center convictions of the NGO; and so forth.
Select your NGO name. For instance, “Adolescents for Democracy and Positive Change”, “Splendid Minds Educational Foundation”, “System of Nigerian Women in Politics”, “Super Champions Football Club”, “Jesus Christ Apostolic Ministries”, “Cash Givers Trust Foundation”, “Amalgamated Union of Market Leaders and Traders”, “Business CEOs Roundtable”, “All United Sport Club”, “Establishment Against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery”, “Logical Scholars and Inventors Forum”, “Environmental Change Advocacy Roundtable”, “Universal Motor-Bikers Club”, “The Mental Health Foundation”, Good Governance Advocacy Foundation”, “The Emerging Tigers Forum”, “Love and Care International Foundation”, “Relationship of Miners, Industrialists and Top Manufacturers”, “Ecological Sustainability Foundation”, and so forth (in addition to a substitute name in the event that the primary name is inaccessible for reservation).
Choose the Trustee(s). A man fit the bill to be designated a Trustee must not be under 18 years old; or of unsound personality; or undischarged bankrupt; or indicted an offense including misrepresentation or deceptive nature inside 5 long stretches of his proposed arrangement.
Counsel an Accredited Solicitor. A Solicitor who has been properly authorize by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to lead pre and post joining matters with the Commission can enable you to execute the accompanying:
Name Availability Search and Reservation. Your Solicitor will direct a hunt at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) registry to check if the NGO name you have picked is accessible for reservation. Just a name that isn’t indistinguishable to a current enlisted association in Nigeria can be held for you. Where your name is accessible, same will be affirmed for enlistment. Name accessibility check and reservation can be affected inside 48 hours by a CAC certify Solicitor.
Distribution of Notices. Your Solicitor, in consistence with the law, will distribute in three (3) national dailies, one being a nearby daily paper broadly flowed in the region where your NGO is based a warning of goal to enroll the NGO, setting out the name of the NGO; the names of trustees, points and destinations; and a call for protests inside 28 days to the enlistment of the NGO (assuming any).
Drafting of the NGO Constitution. The NGO’s constitution drafted by the Solicitor will set out standards that would oversee the inside issues of the NGO, the points and destinations of the NGO, the administration structure, names of individuals from the Board of Trustees, the mission statement, and so forth.
Drafting of the Minutes of the Meeting. Your specialist will draft the moment of meeting that will give points of interest whereat individuals from the Board of Trustees were named, rundown of individuals present and missing, the voting design, and the approval to apply for enrollment, marked by Chairman and Secretary of the Board.
Drafting of the Minutes of the Meeting. Your specialist will draft the minutes of meeting whereat the uncommon statement was embraced into the constitution of the association; marked by Chairman and Secretary of the Board.
Documentation of all consolidation records. Your specialist will assemble all fuse reports including properly finished application shape in triplicate, letter of utilization, the first of daily paper distributions, duplicates of the NGO constitution so drafted, the above minutes of the gatherings, travel permit estimated photos of the Trustees, the impression of the basic seal of the NGO, and so forth.
Accommodation and Filing. Your specialist will record all the applicable reports with the Corporate Affairs Commission for the fuse of the NGO.
Accumulation of the NGO Certificate of Incorporation. The Certificate of Incorporation of the NGO will be issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission to you through your CAC Accredited Solicitor after due documentations and filings.
Open a Bank Account in the NGO Name. This is imperative since opening a ledger in the NGO’s name demonstrates that your NGO is authentic and you are prepared to start to get monetary help from people in general and get gifts. To open a NGO financial balance, you will require the NGO’s Certificate of Incorporation issued by Corporate Affairs Commission.