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Friday, 19 August 2016

NGO REGULATORY BILL In Nigeria -Must Read

Have you read through the NGO Regulatory Bill about to be passed?

What is happening in India and China is about to take place in Nigeria if this bill is passed by the National Assembly...

What do you think?




SUMMARY OF THE NGO REGULATORY BILL AND ITS IMPLECATIONS ON NGOs IN NIGERIA
Highlights of the Bill
Implications
Sectors affected
Welfare, research, health relief, agriculture, education, industry, the supply of amenities etc
Registration and De- registration of NGOs (International and National) through licensing
  •  All non-organizations (international, National, Local, Town Union, Age Grade Peer Associations, Churches etc) in Nigeria must register with the Commission and licensed for renewable period of 2 years
  •  Once any organization does anything against government interest or position, such organizations’ license will be withdrawn
Work permit for NGO expatriate staff
 All foreign staff of NGOs must be cleared by the commission before resuming work increasing already existing bureaucratic process
Registration of projects
 All new projects in the country to be implemented by NGOs must be registered with the commission before implementation
NGO workplan and budgets
  •   All NGOs annual workplan and budgets must be approved by the commission before implementation
  •   If workplan and budget is not approved, no implementation
Capacity Building Asset and equipment
 Assets transferred to build the capacity of an organization must be done through the commission
Vehicles
All organizational vehicles must be branded even in crises prone areas
Disposal of Assets
 Donors cannot dispose project assets at the end of the project. All assets belongs to FGN
Establishment of Nigerian National Council of Voluntary Agencies
 The first 100 NGOs to register with the commission will constitute the council.
The Minister
 The minister can direct the commission to sanction, punish or withdraw the licence of any NGO

35 comments:

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    1. No more bring back our girl, OBY take note.

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  2. "the supply of amenities" biko can somebori prrease shed more light on the social amenities they are talking bout? do we have any functional social amenities in this country that i dont know of or have i been living under the rock ni?

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  3. This is sad for Nigerian democracy and will lead to silencing of NGOs. Youth Organizations in Nigeria hereby reject this bill

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  4. They should remove churches from that list and do one for religious bodies, or they include mosques (foreign sponsors of Islamic activities) else something fishy is going on.

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  5. Supply of amenities includes Educational materials, borehole, drugs and vaccines e.g. polio vacines, vitamin A supliments etc which international NGOs normally supply freely to Nigeria.

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  6. Stella, u should have arranged it better na. This copy and paste no be am

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    1. Ur father!!! Na songo go scatter ur mouth see dis efulefu tlkn bullshit imagine dis idiot @ ur arrange/copy & paste

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  7. Its obvious that government wants to muzzle NGOs and control/dictate how they operate. They will also promote corruption in a context that is already extremely vulnerable to corruption as NGOs who can ''pay to play' are likely to keep on doing their work.

    While some form of accountability from NGOs is in order, it should run more along the lines of what happens in the UK with the UK Charities Commission. what is being proposed by this Bill is a breach of true democratic principles, and creates a situation here NGOs get government permission FIRST before they can do their work. A democratic government should actually welcome the role of the NGOs and also the media. A democratic government should be able to bear being criticized and misunderstood.

    SDK this Bill is the type you put in place as a decree during the rule of a despot.

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    1. Especially the part of 'doing anything against the government interest'. They should shed more light on this. What can be construed to be Government Interest? I see it as a way to gag too. Remember they can be deregistered or denied licence or hounded as illegal and their coordinators put in jail. I'm not sure China is anything for a free-trade or democratic govt to emulate.

      NGOs should be regulated for sure but I see authoritarianism creeping in from the backdoor.

      Besides, NGOs account for many jobs youths are holding on to now in this failing economy. I think this comes at the wrong time. Many are just aids by foreigners e.g HIV, Polio relief. Any attempt to stifle them and create unnecessary bureaucracy and these NGOs pack up like many companies have, our economy will be plunged in distress + the sick will suffer. Many are helping us, atleast 60% and not the other way round.

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  8. How many churches and mosques will register sef?

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  9. i agree. This would allow transparency in all these NGO's that are claiming title yet cannot account for how donations are spent, staff are employed etc

    Furthermore, It would benefit citizens seeking employment as NGO's would have to consider local staff before employing foreign staffs.

    Finally, religious organisations would be forced to become more accountable and transparent when dealing with finances and donations made by members...overall, i think its a step in the right direction.

    Whether the bill actually goes through is another amala entirely

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  10. So churches have to be registered and issued a license? Hmm ok o

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    1. Dts how it's done abroad.

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  11. Stella u see? a sensible post and your gra gra commentators dont have anything meaningful to say. if na "collect' matters now dem go full ground dey run mouth. dullards!

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    1. But u dint contribute to what's in ground,meaning u follow join the Dillard....shior 😉😉😉😉

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    2. On ground***

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    3. Not commentators, it's commenters thank me on the next post

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    4. Not commentators, it's commenters thank me on the next post

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  12. This is serious o. Are we in a democratic government or not? This is the government wanting to control everything and everyone with their red tape, as always. Whats the point then cos nothing will be done at the end of the day. The NGO will be asked for settlement. Issorai

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  13. Hmmmmmm.... In as much as this will bring a level of accountability to the NGOs, it also sounds dictatorial. I mean,it's as if they want to control the ins and outs of NGOs and that sounds uncomfortable to me.

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  15. I just read through this bill and it is not clear and explanatory. How can Federal Government say assets cannot be disposed at the end of projects as they belong to the government? How and when did the assets automatically belong to Government? Assets include landed properties and buildings also Why wasn't Mosques clearly included? In a National bill, what is the meaning of 'etc' all matters must be stated clearly if not people can find clever ways to go around it. This bill isn't intelligently put together at all and can be contested in international courts if passed

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    1. I work for an NGO, make dis yeye bill nor out sand for my garri ooo in dis buhari times

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    2. Dear u re right! As in i'm not getting it.

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  16. It is imperative all NGOs in Naija stand together and defeat this proposed bill NOW. This is tantamount to muzzling the essential services these NGOs provide to many vulnerable groups - something the federal/state/local govts cannot boast of, especially, regarding welfare, healthcare, education and social services. All civil society groups in tandem with NGOs MUST STOP THIS DESPOTIC/AUTOCRATIC BILL NOW. #goodcausetospeakup

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  17. It is imperative all NGOs in Naija stand together and defeat this proposed bill NOW. This is tantamount to muzzling the essential services these NGOs provide to many vulnerable groups - something the federal/state/local govts cannot boast of, especially, regarding welfare, healthcare, education and social services. All civil society groups in tandem with NGOs MUST STOP THIS DESPOTIC/AUTOCRATIC BILL NOW. #goodcausetospeakup

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  18. It is imperative all NGOs in Naija stand together and defeat this proposed bill NOW. This is tantamount to muzzling the essential services these NGOs provide to many vulnerable groups - something the federal/state/local govts cannot boast of, especially, regarding welfare, healthcare, education and social services. All civil society groups in tandem with NGOs MUST STOP THIS DESPOTIC/AUTOCRATIC BILL NOW. #goodcausetospeakup

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