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PRESS RELEASE – NNNGO welcomes ACT Foundation as a new member of the Network
LAGOS, Nigeria, August 2, 2021/NNNGO— The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) today announces the addition of Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation to our membership. This addition heralds a relationship that will further raise the Network’s profile and strengthen our efforts at building accountable and inclusive organisations.
Oyebisi, B. Oluseyi, Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs welcomed ACT Foundation to the Network and noted that “ACT Foundation’s decision to join our membership in the sponsor category highlights the value the Foundation places on the nonprofit sector and the understanding of the role of grant-making organisations in strengthening the work of national associations like NNNGO to deliver critical initiatives, projects and programmes for the future of the nonprofit sector.”
“We are happy to have one of Nigeria’s foremost grant making Foundation that shares our long-term view that enabling, supporting, and building the capacity of nonprofits catalyses economic and community development joining us”, Oyebisi concluded.
The Chief Executive Officer, ACT Foundation, Osayi Alile noted that “We have a mandate to engage with stakeholders across various sectors who proffer solutions to challenges associated with host communities across our focus areas and to create a broad- based partnership with other institutions or donor organisations aimed at building sustainable communities.”
“On these core values, we continuously seek opportunities to work with remarkable organisations and working groups such as Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO)towards creating systemic change in Nigeria and the across the African continent. Although young, we have successfully impacted over 1.9 million beneficiaries in 29 states in Nigeria and other African countries which includes South Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Cameroon and Kenya”, she concluded.
ACT Foundation sums up the Network’s membership strength to 3,033 as of June 15, 2021 and is the first member in the sponsor category since it was created in 2012. The Network is pleased to see more influential organisations joining its membership, supporting our work, and working towards the same goals.
About ACT Foundation
Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant-making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national, and regional non – profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent. We seek to promote broad based participation/partnership with other institution and/or donor organizations aimed at building sustainable communities and to provide innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. https://actrustfoundation.org/
The Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) is the first generic membership body for civil society organizations in Nigeria that facilitates effective advocacy on issues of poverty and other developmental issues. For 29 years, we have worked to give non-profits in the country the needed support to keep their doors open and to serve millions of communities, families, individuals and variety of causes that critically need their intervention. www.nnngo.org
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