Senate Moves to ‘Strengthen’ Operations of NGOs in Nigeria

News - by RadioNow / Feb. 10th, 2022

A bill that seeks to strengthen the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in Nigeria has scaled second reading at the Senate.

The bill, an amendment to the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020, is sponsored by Ibrahim Oloriegbe from Kwara Central.

Besides increasing the effectiveness of NGOs in Nigeria, the legislation is also aimed at introducing measures that address regulatory issues relating to registration, administration and merger of such organisations.

The second reading was sequel to a deliberation on the details and proposed amendments contained in the bill.

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