Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Legal fee for registration of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria as a non-profit in Nigeria

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Legal Fee for Registration of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria as a Non for Profit Organization in Nigeria
The executive members of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria are planning to register the group as a legal entity in Nigeria. This action will improve our relationship with Non Wiki organization in Nigeria.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo Wikipedia
start dateJuly 15th
end dateJuly 31st
budget (local currency)NGN 259250
budget (USD)USD 850
grant typeGroup
contact(s)• olaniyanshola15(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia User Group Nigeria

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Project Goal[edit]

To give the User Group a legal backing in Nigeria so that the group can operate in tandem with the law of the land. The position will re-position the group for more corporate partnership.

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

  • Our official mailing list

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • N/A


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more specific to your project:

Organization to Partner with[edit]

  1. Nigerian Tourism Development Agency ( NTDC)
  2. National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (NAS)
  3. National Commission for Museums and Monuments
  4. Premium Times

Benefits to our community[edit]

  • Our partnership with NTDC will help with release and digitization of contents on natural places, natural parks, protected places and with hosting and planning of Wiki Loves Earth in Nigeria.
  • Our partnership with NASS will enhance the following areas{:
  1. Digital archiving of Nigerian legislative bills, capacity development, improving of contents about Nigerian legislative.
  2. To promote digitization on Nigerian legislative bills
  3. To promote access to media works of the Senate
  4. To train staff of the senate on media literacy, copyright, licenses and how to contribute to Wikipedia
  5. To promote education in Nigeria
  6. To promote free access to knowledge
  7. To preserve knowledge in digital form
  • Our partnership with Premium Times, an online newspaper will help to improve online presence for encyclopedic items, incidence , material etc in Nigeria.
  • Our partnership with National Commission for Museum and Monuments will benefit our community in the following ways:
  1. To promote monuments sites in Nigeria through the hosting of Wiki Loves Monuments in Nigeria
  2. To promote access to archives collections
  3. To promote access to Museums collection
  4. To promote the National Commission for Monuments and Museums
  5. To promote education in Nigeria
  6. To promote free access to knowledge
  7. To preserve knowledge in digital form
  8. Recruit more editors through training member of staff of the organization

Why Legal Status will improve our working relationship with Non Wikimedia related organization in Nigeria[edit]

  • In law, our user group doesn't have a legal backing or status therefore it is impossible to enter into any legal relationship with another organization in Nigeria with legal status.
  • Majority of our partnership requires signing of "Memorandum of Understanding" , which is a legal document. Therefore, as a user group it will be impossible to enter into agreement with any organization without a legal status. With the new status, we will avoid the strees of the mentioned obstacle.
  • Due to our non legal status it is impossible for us to institute any legal action against any other organization who might have inflicted on our right. This means, we now have a right under the constituition of our nation. .
  • When we are fully positioned, it will allow our community to stand as an entity without the use of fiscal sponsor for any of our projects.
  • The status will help to an environment for employment to some of our willing and active members when its fully in operations.


  • Employ service of a legal counsel for the registration process

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense:

  • Registration fee USD850


Support Support It's high time we become a legal structure. Mahveotm (talk) 03:58, 8 July 2018 (UTC)