In June 2018, the 8th National Assembly will celebrate it 3 years anniversary. The Nigeria Network of NGOs as part of its campaign on the protection of civic space is sending a giant card to the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives, congratulating them on their 3rd Year Anniversary and asking them to continue to protect civic space.
We encourage nonprofits across the country to send same to their representatives, download a template that can be easily adapted here.
On the 13th and 14th December 2017, the House of Representatives will host a public hearing on a Bill for an Act to Provide for The Establishment of The Non-Governmental Organizations’ Regulatory Commission for The Supervision, Co-ordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organisations Etc., In Nigeria And for Related Matters (hereinafter “Bill”).
The services provided by nonprofit organisations, community groups, and social enterprises play crucial roles in ensuring that individuals and communities are well equipped to deal with structural changes in the nation’s economy, providing support to vulnerable groups, or supporting communities to develop. Nonprofits complement government’s efforts.
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. The first of the workshops was held in Lagos; Vantage Hub: Mosesola House on 19th February 2018 and gathered 67 participants from across the southern region. The second workshop, organised at Den is Hotel, Abuja on 26th February, 2018 was attended by 68 participants from the northern region.
The Financial Action Task Force Conference was made possible thanks to the support of the Open Society Initiative on West Africa (OSIWA) and the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML). The views and opinions expressed in this conference report do not represent the views of these organisations unless specifically stated.
We would like to thank all the speakers, regulators, discussants and participants for their contributions. Where the reports of each session use speaker and participant quotes, these are sometimes paraphrased from the exact words spoken in order to make the meaning clearer.