Established in 2017, YOUTHS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY CENTRE (YEAC or ADVOCACY CENTRE) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and Not-for-profit Organisation (NPO) incorporated in Nigeria by Corporate Affairs Commission with registration N0. CAC/IT/NO 102679. ADVOCACY CENTRE carries out activities on different thematic areas including environment, livelihoods and indigenous rights; climate action and renewable energy; Human rights and peace-building; research, sensitization and empowerment; anti-corruption and good governance. YEAC uses a gender and human right-based approaches to ensure that its activities empower people and leave no one behind.
YEAC works in collaboration with individuals, media organisations, government agencies, local and international development partners and institutions to strengthen community-based advocacy in the Niger Delta region through multi-stakeholders’ engagements with media and legislative activism for development.
EFCC Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: ADVOCACY CENTRE is certified by Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) following successful registration in accordance with the provisions of Section 5(1) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). Thus the organisation is accountable and reports to SCUML, any transaction that is above One thousand dollars, detailing the payee, purpose and the other Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. This is a legal obligation that we undertake to ensuring compliance with extant regulatory laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
ADVOCACY CENTRE is a tax exempt non-profit organisation. However, the organisation is statutorily required by both National and State Laws to register and obtain Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) as tax collecting organisation. As such, YEAC is dully registered with both Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as Withholding Tax Collecting organisation from Corporate Consultants with TIN: 20640617 and registered with Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue Service as both Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Individual Consultant Withholding Tax Collecting organisation. Under this obligation, YEAC is legally empowered to deduct taxes at source, from staff salaries (PAYE) and Withholding Tax (5%) on payments made to individual consultants/contractors to the organisation and remit same to the two tax authorities accordingly.