Register Your NGO Today
Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), here and there called Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). They are non-benefit, deliberate native’s gatherings sorted out for a typical intrigue and play out an assortment of administration and compassionate capacities. They are sorted out around explicit issues, for example, human rights, youngster rights, social insurance, and so forth. They are normally supported by gifts (donations) and are run principally by volunteers. They are absolved from assessment (exempt from tax) in Nigeria.
In spite of the fact that a NGO is definitely not a business element, the Corporate Affairs Commission sees it as an element which should be enrolled or register in any case. There is along these lines a set down process for the enlistment of NGOs in Nigeria.
The enlistment of NGOs is somewhat particular in that it very well may be done under Section of the Companies and Allied Matters Act as an organization restricted by assurance (limited by guarantee) or under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act as Incorporated Trustees.
Incorporated Trustees is used for: charities, trade unions, community based organisations, social clubs, religious groups, churches, mosques, places of worship, women’s groups, youth clubs, professional groups and political parties.
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.
As with all registration of entities in Nigeria, the first step is we conduct a search on the name to find out if it is available and to reserve the name if available. It is always advisable to have at least 2 names, one alternate in case the primary name is unavailable.
NGOs and CSOs are supposed to be governed and managed by what is known as a Board of Trustees. These are the equivalent of what a shareholder/director would be in an incorporated company. The Trustees of an NGO or a CSO are responsible for the management and direction of the association.
Once the name is approved and the board of trustees in place, the next step for the registration of a NGO in Nigeria is that the Trustees must publish a notification of their intention to register a NGO. This notice must be published in 3 newspapers, one of the newspapers being one that is widely circulated in the area where the organisation will be based.
The next step is we complete and submit the application form. The application form is self-explanatory and asks for information like the approved name of the NGO, the registered address of the NGO, a brief description of the aims and objectives of the NGO. The form also requires the personal details of the Trustees, this includes their names, sex, nationality, permanent residential addresses, occupation etc.
The completed application form must be submitted alongside other documentation which includes an application letter, the original newspaper publications, two copies of the NGO constitution, the minutes of the meeting where the trustees were appointed, 2 passport photographs of each Trustee etc.
All the documentation is then reviewed by the CAC, and if there are no queries, the NGO is registered with the CAC and can then commence operation.
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Docu-Xpress E-assistant is a product service system of TextExpress Smart ICT Solutions providing administrative, creative and/or technical services, utilising advanced technological modes of communication and data delivery. We provides support services to other businesses from our remote location in helping them to process their Business Registration. Our CAC business registration service is;
- Easy Like A,B,C #1 – Our process is easy! That we can get your Company Incorporate in any part of Nigeria and you will get your NGO Certificate of Incorporation in the nearest CAC Office that is close to you..
- Hassle-Free #2 – Registering with CAC comes with a whole lot of problems that many wouldn’t tell you. We save you of all the stress that you don’t have to worry about anything but the collection of your certificate.
- Faster & Quicker #3 – When we say faster and quicker, we mean FAST-TRACK. We get you register in 4-5weeks or less because of our better understanding of the CAC procedure that get your application approved instead of been rejected.
- We have help more than 20 NGOs like yours to incorporate successfully.
If you would like us to assist you to incorporate your NGO or Incorporated Trustees for you, our service charge is N180,000.