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…