Lawyers Alert is a Civil Society Organisation that is non-partisan and non-profit made up substantially of Lawyers and other professionals committed to the entrenchment of democracy, rule of law and socio-economic development of residents of Nigeria.
It was founded in 2000, and became operational in 2002. It is registered according to the laws of Nigeria and BenueState. We are headquartered in Makurdi, Benue State with offices in Abuja.
Our vision is the entrenchment of virile democracy in Nigeria alongside its’ attendant gains.
Our mission is the empowerment of the citizenry through knowledge of their Rights and accessible means of enforcing same in a secured environment.
In 2002, Lawyers Alert, which is Benue based, identified the need for a State Network of NGOs, to create a forum for Civil Society Organisation in the state to meet and share information, knowledge and skills. The idea was to also provide a forum for cooperation and coordination in terms of advocacy in the state. Following this Lawyers Alert brought together about ten NGOs to form the Benue NGO Network, BENGONET. Today BENGONET is a viable State Network with about 52 member Organisations, a functional office and Staff. Lawyers Alert provided office space for the network for 2 years and also chaired the network till late 2006.
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