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2018 SECTOR-WIDE CONFERENCE ON FATF-R8 REPORT
On March 28, 2018, over 200 participants from across the country attended the sector-wide conference themed Implementation of AML/CFT Standards for the Non-Profit Organisations, (NPOs) Sector in Nigeria...
FAFT-R8 REGIONAL WORKSHOP REPORT
The Nigeria Network of Non- Governmental Organizations (NNNGO) in collaboration with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) organised two regional workshops themed, Effective Implementation AML/CFT Requirements in the NPO Sector in Nigeria.
17th Annual Conference and 25th Anniversary of Nigeria Network of NGOs (Report)
The 17th Annual conference of the Nigeria Network of NGOs has come and gone. However, much like the sixteen previous conferences held in the past years by the Network, it did not pass without meaningfully impacting the over 200 participants present at the event.
TO THE PART C OF CAMA
This document concentrates on the amendments our membership is suggesting to the Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). These suggestions are informed by the NNNGO's specialist knowledge of the non-profit sector as well as by non- state actors who deliver development outcomes to communities throughout the Federation.
INSIGHTS FROM THE CIVIL SOCIETY SECTOR ON THE PART C OF CAMA
As we initiated this process, we sought to engage with regulators in an effective manner within a culture of mutual trust. We sought to explore through this relationship how best we can work with regulators to improve our field of play. Through this exploration, we developed an epoch making robust partnership with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in a way that history was made and cannot be ignored when it comes to civil society-government relationship.
LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
The legal framework for non-governmental organizations in Nigeria stems from the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 which recognizes the right to peaceful assembly and association. The Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 (“CAMA”), is the principal legislation that regulates corporate entities registered in Nigeria and the Corporate Affairs Commission (the “Commission” or “CAC”) is the supervisory regulatory body for registered corporate entities.
NGO SELF REGULATION
Over the years and since the unprecedented boom of the civil society in Nigeria, there have been calls for CSO accountability and transparency in carrying out their activities especially with expansion and continued alliances with domestic and foreign donors for funding. It is believed amongst government quarters that some NGOs use their platforms to launder funds received from donors and so the government in particular is seeking to regulate their activities. Some NGOs have been set up with the main purpose of taking advantage of foreign funds meant for development work.
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