Planning Wikimedia Nigeria

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Wikimedia Nigeria is a proposed Wikimedia chapter in Nigeria. Wikimedia Nigeria shall act as the official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation in Nigeria. Our primary objective is to promote free access to knowledge through Wikipedia and other sisters projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation. We are committed to the development, growth and free distribution of educational contents in Nigeria. We empower people to contribute to Wikipedia and other sisters projects to ensure that knowledge are freely accessible . We share the ideal of a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge, and here in Nigeria we shall play a key role in actualization of that vision.


  • To promote Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in Nigeria
  • To increase the quality and quantity of Nigeria related topics that are currently underrepresented on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects
  • To support the growth, development and distribution of free educational materials in Nigeria
  • To partner with education based organization including the government to create educational contents and its free distribution
  • To support the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • To support the use of the Wikimedia projects as important tools for education and learning in Nigeria


Wikimedia Nigeria is committed to the ideal of a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge and we believe that free access to knowledge is a fundamental right.


Our mission is to support and promote free access to knowledge, work with volunteers across the country, partner with governmental and non-governmental organisations, cultural and educational sectors and other mission aligned groups to make knowledge available for free access.

Core values[edit]

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Accuracy
  • Accessibility
  • Transparency
  • Freedom
  • Diversity
  • Independence
  • Quality
  • Openness

Proposed Operating principles[edit]

Our operating principles are based on our values, as follows:

  • We shall promote the values inherent in the concept of open knowledge
  • We shall recognize transparency as a key factor in every growth and development
  • We are committed to the ideal of free access to knowledge
  • We shall ensure that contents released for educational purpose is with high level of accuracy
  • We shall promote the use of licences, formats and sources that support open knowledge
  • We shall be committed to promoting the provision of high quality open knowledge to everyone
  • We shall recognize that the contribution of volunteers is central to our activities, growth and development.
  • We shall be committed to encouraging, involving and engaging members of our community
  • We shall learn from and openly share our learning with the global Wikimedia movement
  • We shall be transparent in our operations
  • We shall support, encourage and promote diversity within our community
  • We hope to become an independent Nigeria not-for-profit organization that engages actively with the global movement


Media coverages[edit]

Events and Projects[edit]

Planning Nigeria had organized and participated in couples of activities in line with Wikimedia vision and mission. These includes:

Proposed Partnership[edit]

  • Partnership with Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation to promote visibility of natural places, tourist site attractions etc in Nigeria.
  • Partnership with National Commission for Museums and Monuments to train staff of the agency, releasing of images of all the monuments under open license and also to update information of the existing contents on Wikimedia
  • Partnership with National Assembly of Nigeria to update contents about the assembly on Wikipedia and digitization of Nigerian bills on commons under open license.
  • Partnership with Premium Times to work on creating secondary sources for Notable Nigerians without online presence.

Selected activities' gallery[edit]


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Wikimedia Nigeria Corporate Headquarters

No 2A, Amodu Street
beside Shyfa Trado-Medical Center
Obadore bus stop
Obadore, Alimosho
Lagos State

For enquiries:

Phone: +234816 735 2512 or +2348166620737
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