How do i amend the constitution of my NGO/Foundation?
The constitution of a foundation is a document stating the following;
(a) The name or title of the association which shall not conflict with that of a company, or with a business name or trademark registered in Nigeria;
(b) The aims and objects of the association; and
(c) Make provisions, in respect of;
(i) appointment, powers, duties, tenure of office and replacement of the trustees;
(ii) the use and custody of the common seal;
(iii) the meetings of the association;
(iv) the number of members of the governing body, if any, the procedure for their appointment and removal, and
their powers; and
(v) where subscriptions and other contributions are to be collected, the procedure for disbursement of the funds
of the association, the keeping of accounts and the auditing of such accounts
To amend the foundation’s constitution, a simple majority of the members will pass a resolution and same will be approved by the Corporate Affairs Commission..
Reference- S. 593, 598 CAMA
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