Federal Legislative Committee Hold Retreat on the NGO Bill

At a special retreat for members of the Nigerian House of Representatives’ Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners considering the Non-governmental Organizations Regulatory Bill (NGO BIll), SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C delivered an expert legal analysis of the draft statute, highlighting the intersections with existing legislations and the implications for civil society and charitable operations in…

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ COMMITTEE ON CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

In June 2016, Honorable Umar Jubril Ibrahim, representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency of Kogi State in Nigeria’s House of Representatives, sponsored a bill to supervise, coordinate and monitor nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nigeria. Among other objectives, the bill, popularly known as the NGO Bill, seeks to “to regulate CSOs on matters…

Summary of the NGO Bill

Long title                 Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental    Organisations Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Co-ordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations etc, in Nigeria and for Related Matters   Popular title                    NGO Bill   NGO Bill: History, Objectives Sponsored by Honorable Umar Buba Jibril, the NGO Bill…

NGO BILL 2016: Do you think Nigeria needs this law?

The Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission for the Supervision, Coordination and Monitoring of Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, Etc., in Nigeria and for Related Matters–popularly called the NGO Bill–sponsored by Honourable Umar Buba Jibril, has passed second reading at the lower house of the Nigerian parliament.…