The Edo State Government has warned residents against operating Creches, Children/Orphanage Homes, Elderly/Aged Persons’ Homes, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), among others without relevant registration certificates.
In a statement, Secretary to the Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., directed all facilities presently operating without relevant registration certificates to visit the State Ministry of Social Development and Gender Issues for proper guidance on registration and approval, to regularize their operations.
Ogie said a State Enforcement Team has been put in place by the government to monitor and shut down defaulting organizations.
According to him, “It has come to the attention of the Edo State Government that many Non-Governmental Institutions, Organizations and Groups are operating within the State without relevant registration certificates.
“Government wishes to bring to the attention of the general public that the State Ministry of Social Development and Gender Issues has been authorized to carry out the registration, supervision and monitoring of the operations of Creches, Children/Orphanage Homes, Elderly/Aged Persons’ Homes, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Community Based Organisation (CBOs), especially those dealing with women and children.”
He further stated: “Accordingly, all Institutions, Organizations and Groups in the aforementioned category are hereby given up till 29th October, 2021 to ensure compliance with Government’s directive above.
“In addition, Institutions, Organisations and Groups are required to present their evidence of registration, proof of annual renewal and annual/yearly activities reports to the State Enforcement Team which has been put in place to monitor and shut down defaulting organizations.”