NGO REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA

The registration of Non governmental Organisations such as Club, Foundation, Church, Mosque, Associations, Political Forums require a set down procedure.

Non governmental organisations registrations procedures in Nigeria is not the same as as procedures for registration of business names and limited liability company .

To begin with the objectives of any Non governmental organisation with purpose of carrying on business for profit purpose, can not be designated as an NGO.

What is a Non governmental Organisation ? According to Investopedia.com an NGO is called non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit group that functions independently of any government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on community, national and international levels to serve a social or political goal such as humanitarian causes or the environment related causes. An Ngo is also referred to as a civil society organisation.

How To Register an NGO In Nigeria 2021:

Although an NGO is not a government agency, it still requires government approval before it can fully function as one.

The requisite approval stems from the processes it is required to pass through , to make sure it is piloted by people capable of doing such, people with a clean slate .

How to register an Ngo in Nigeria in 2021, we shall provide the steps for intending applicants.

  1. First Approach an Accredited CAC Agent .
  2. Tell the Cac Agent the Objectives of the Ngo.(objectives of Ngo is very crucial for pre-approval of name and Registrar General Consent).
  3. Give the cac Agent the proposed names of the Ngo
  4. Submit to the cac agent the residential address of the trustees
  5. Submit to the cac agent the identity card ,passport photo of the Trustees
  6. Submit to the cac Agent the date of birth, occupation,email address and proposed position of the founding trustees.
  7. Minimum number of trustees is two, maximum number of trustees is fifteen.
  8. Submit the Address of the Ngo to the cac Agent.
  9. pay for the name search, and consent of the registrar general
  10. Consent and search fee for an Ngo is six thousand Naira(6000) this will be more where the commission turns down the proposed name.
  11. Pay for Newspaper publication ( one local newspaper and national newspaper)
  12. If the commission approves the name search and gives consent to go ahead, the cac agent publishes the information on newspaper
  13. If After 28 days of the publication, the commission, expects you to compile your forms and the publication for assessment.
  14. The 28 days window might attract an objection from the public(if not then go ahead with the registration)
  15. prepare and forward your Ngo constitution and forward it to the commission
  16. prepare trustees declaration forms and swear them before a notary pubic or commissioner for oath.
  17. upload your information and vital relying documents to the commission
  18. Wait for the commission final approval or query.

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