CENTER FOR NGOs AND CITIZENS engagement (CNC) is a coalition of several NGOs and men and women of integrity who have decided to work together to build a united and peaceful Nigeria where citizens live in peace and harmony. We are achieving this through inspiring participation and patriotism among the citizens irrespective of their gender or social class.
CNC was formed in February 2017 and was inaugurated as a full-fledged organization in October 23rd 2017 by 78 executive members of the group in Abuja during the inaugural congress October 2017. We have a well-structured leadership with 18 member governing council drawn from all the six geopolitical zones of the country and supervised by a 9 member board of directors composed of men and women of honour.
Currently, The National President is Mr Ukpola, Okereke Chinedu who is also the Executive Director of Initiative for Leadership Foundation (ILF), a registered organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. He is a member of the OGP NIGERIA and the CSO Support Group for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption strategy (NACS) of the federal government of Nigeria. The National president is assisted by three Vice Presidents one from the Northern part of Nigeria and the other from the Southern part of Nigeria, and a Vice President from the diaspora communities. We have other National executives according to the constitution of CNC.
Other members of the board are drawn from the six geopolitical zones and the diaspora. CNC Currently has membership in 32 states of the federation including FCT Abuja, with the aim of reaching at least 50 percent of the adult population in each ward of every state with the CNC ideology. We have 6 zonal coordinators, who oversee CNC activities in the six geopolitical zones. Each state has a state coordinator and other executives coordinating the senatorial districts and the local governments.
Through our different projects especially our Town hall projects support Open Government principles and Co- creation strategies. We are institutionalizing transparency and accountability, eliminating corruption in our various communities.
CNC Governing Council
Chinedu 0 Ukpola
National secretary CNC, Member of Board of Trustees and member Governing council
Executive Director, Wildan care foundation, Gombe, Gombe state. CNC Vice President, Member Board of Trustees and Member Governing Council
Rev Nathaniel F.Luke
State coordinator interfaith coalition of Nigeria Rivers state chapter. Member CNC Board of directors and member governing council
CNC VICE PRESIDENT DIASPORA , MEMBER GOVERNING COUNCIL
MON Principal Partner, Zoomlens Security Solutions. MEMBER CNC GOVERNING COUNCIL
Nasiru Lawal Maimagani
Lead Director, Center For Social Advocacy (CSA)