NAP Development Process
Efforts to develop a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Nigeria have been led by the Nigerian National Human Rights institution, the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria (NHRC), as well as civil society.
Civil society and, in particular, the African Centre for Corporate Responsibility, have been facilitating various multi-dimensional consultations with stakeholders such as community members and leaders, representatives of oil and multinational corporations, private sector, ministry representatives, government departments and agencies, and journalists between 2012 to 2017.
In 2016, the African Centre for Corporate Responsibility partnered with the NHRC to further the NAP development process. The NHRC facilitated a Strategic Multi Stakeholders forum in Abuja, in February 2017. A draft National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights was produced as a result of this consultation.
The NHRC has highlighted that the draft NAP is a working document and anticipates that it will be updated with further input to reflect varying regional and geopolitical considerations within the country.