GUIDELINES FOR NGO'S

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REGISTRATION OF NON- PROFIT CONSUMER PROTECTION ASSOCIATIONS (CPAs)

GUIDELINES 2017

These Guidelines are made pursuant to Section 2(h) of Consumer Protection Council ActCap C25 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004.

 

 Table of Content…………………….i

 Foreword………………………………......1

 Registration Requirements..........2-3

 Certificate of Registration…………...3

 Periodic Reports………………………....3

 Alterations and Changes..………..…3

 Collaboration…………….………………....3

 Funding…………………………………….....4

 Financial Records………………………...4

 

 

 FOREWORD

Thank you foryour interest collaborating with us at the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

We recognize that our partnership with Consumer Protection Associations(CPAs) is perhaps one of the most vital tools and

mechanisms to truly and adequatelprotect Consumers.We know you share both our passion

and mandate; and your commitment matches our resolve to promote consumer interests and secure remedies when rights are violated

This collaboration with CPAs and the civisociety igeneral inot only a matter of efficiencyiis as matter of fact, as it is

for this additional reason that we prioritize this cooperation.

As suchanifurtherance of thispartnershipthe Councihas a register of Non­ProfiConsumer Protection Associations

that are recognized for clarity of their objectives ;and or record of consume rprotection work.

This document (Guidelines) provides Information about the registration and affiliation process.Ialso provides some context

on our expectations to have and keep you on ouregister.

We welcome thopportunity to jointly and mutually engage to protect consumers.

Thankyou.

Babatunde Irukera

Director General

 

                                                                                               

1.0 REGISTRATION / AFFILIATION REQUIREMENTS

 

1.1      Registration with Relevant Government Institutions

  1. All CPAs must be currently registered as Non Profit Organizations connected or registered in accordance with the law.

1.1.2   Application for registration and/or affiliation shall be  accompanied by:

1.1.2.1 A copy of the Certificate of registration issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) or other acceptable evidence of                legal status.

1.1.2.2 Evidence of other approval/registration with other relevant agencies where applicable.

1.1.2.3 Detailed information about the Organization’s Vision/Mission Statements, interests (focus) and geographical scope/reach.

1.1.2.4 An outline of the strategic plans, specific projects and programmes of the association.

1.1.2.5 Past activities, annual reports (if any) or other evidence of activities/engagement.

1.1.2.6 Copies of Publications or other materials such as Brochures, Prospectus, Flyers, Posters or Press statements/coverage, if any.

1.1.2.7 Names, addresses and other contact of Directors, Trustees, Officers or key advisers of the Association.

1.1.2.8   Each Officer/Director should provide attestation of their acceptance of the role.

1.1.2.9 Evidence of membership or affiliation with any  international or other bodies.

2.0      CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION / AFFILIATION

2.1       Upon satisfying eligibility requirements, the Council will approve the application and issue evidence of such approval.

3.0 PERIODIC REPORTS

3.1       All consumer NGOs registered with the Council shall provide annual reports of the activities of the Association. It shall also inform the Council of any proposed or scheduled consumer protection activities.

4.0      ALTERATIONS AND CHANGES

4.1   Where an alteration or change of name or other information provided to the Council such as Nomenclature, Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Advisers occur, the Association shall notify the Council within 14 days of such changes or risk invalidation of registration.

4.2       Certified True Copies of such alterations and changes at the CAC should also be forwarded to the Council, where applicable.

 5.0       COLLABORATION

5.1 Only duly registered Consumer Associations may collaborate with the Council or be recommended with the Council to third parties.     

 

6.0      FUNDING

6.1  Every application must be supported with financial statement, sources of funding and annual budget of the Association. Every Association must demonstrate by acceptable evidence that it has sufficient funds or express commitments from sources to carry out its operations and proposed objectives/projects.

 

  7.0  FINANCIAL RECORDS

7.1       Consumer Associations registered with the Council shall keep proper accounts and records of all financial transactions.