Nigerian NGO Registration
In Nigeria, NGOs must register as Incorporated Trustees. Nigerian NGO Registration is more complex than company registration.
Step 1: Name Availability Search
The first step is to do a name availability search with the Corporate Affairs Commission. Acceptable names for an NGO often end with:
Step 2: Publication in National Dailies
The second step is to publish your approved name in 2 national newspapers and one local paper.
Step 3: Submit IT Form 1
Finally, submit your complete form to the CAC with 3 copies of:
- Application letter.
- CAC Application “IT Form 1”. Signed by chairman and secretary.
- Constitution of your company.
- Minutes of Meeting(MoM) where trustees were appointed. Signed by the chairman and the secretary.
- MoM where special rules were adopted. Signed by the chairman and the secretary.
- Trustee declaration forms. The forms must be declared by each trustee before a High Court. You may choose a Federal High Court or a State High Court.
- Pay 20,000 Naira fee to the CAC. The fee is payable at a bank, or online.
- At least 3 original newspapers.
Is an Incorporated Trustee right for me?
Incorporated Trustees is used for: charities, trade unions, community based organisations, social clubs, religious groups, women’s groups, youth clubs, professional groups and political parties.
What is a trustee?
A trustee is just like a director. But, a trustee is not concerned with profit. A trustee’s job is to make sure that the NGO maintains its aims and achieves its goals.
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