The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organisations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues.
NNNGO has a formidable Board of Trustees made up of world acclaimed eminent personalities reputed for outstanding contributions to National and Global development. The Board is the policy-formulating body of the organisation. The policies of the board are implemented by the NNNGO Secretariat headed by an Executive Director who also doubles as the Secretary to the Board. The Board and the Secretariat consult from time to time with the members of the Network and an Advisory council on its policies and programmes including issues affecting the civil society sector in Nigeria.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is responsible and accountable to the members of NNNGO and the wider community of civil society organizations on everything that NNNGO does. It ensures that its contribution to promoting the interests of the civil society sector is as efficient and effective as possible. It agrees and monitors the achievement of NNNGO’s mission, vision, strategy and plans. It takes decisions in the best interests of NNNGO as a whole. It works in partnership with the NNNGO Executive Council, Advisory Council and the entire Membership. The board as far as practicable reflects the balance of society in respect of age, gender and ethnicity.
The Executive Council comprises the Executive Director, all State Focal Persons and the Management committee. It also includes the Chairs (or, in their absence, Vice Chairs) of any service committees reporting directly to the Board.
The Executive Council shares the same objectives as the Board of Trustees and operates according to the same principles. It has delegated authorities to make decisions that cannot reasonably be deferred until a meeting of the full Trustee Board.
The Advisory Council is responsible for contributing to the development of a vibrant civil society sector in Nigeria and influencing decisions made by its membership. It provides forums in which key National issues of relevance to NNNGO and to the civil society sector can be analysed and debated, and which allow recommendations to be made.
The Advisory Council is civil society led and customer focused. It reflects the diversity and experience of the third sector. It includes and involves people from other networks and organisations, and others (individuals) with relevant skills and experience. It operates in a way that maximizes involvement, efficiency and effectiveness.
Board of Trustee Members
Late Prof Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (Founding Trustee and 1st Chairman)
Mr Olufemi Lijadu (Chairman)
Mr. Allison Ayida
Dr. Abiola Tilley Gyado
Otunba Dele Ajayi Smith
Ms. Shade Bembatoum Young