Nigeria Philanthropy Law

Last updated: August 2018

Although Nigeria does not have a formal philanthropic sector and can boast of only a few well-known philanthropists, giving is an important pillar of society. The World Giving Index 2016 ranks Nigeria number six in the world in terms of the number of people helping a stranger and fifty-sixth in terms of giving behavior overall. Moreover, the environment for philanthropic giving is generally supportive, with fairly few legal and practical restrictions.

Our Nigeria Philanthropy Law Report unpacks this environment and dives into the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy in the country.

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FAQ: Nigeria’s Tax Law for NGOs

How do Nigeria’s tax laws apply to non-governmental organizations? Our FAQ explains.

Factsheet: NGO bills proposed between 2015-17

Between 2015-17, legislators proposed a total of five bills to regulate philanthropy and civil society in Nigeria. Our factsheet breaks them down.

Infographic: Government supervision of NGOs

Four government agencies supervise NGOs in Nigeria. Learn what each of them do.

Infographic: Laws affecting philanthropic giving

A summary of 10 key laws that impact philanthropic giving in Nigeria.