The Organised Private Sector of Nigeria

The Organised Private Sector (OPS) is an umbrella organisation of Business Membership Organisations representing the interest of the Private Sector in Nigeria. The following are Member Organisation of the OPS:

Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA is the umbrella organisation of Employers in the organised private sector of Nigeria. It was formed in 1957 to provide the forum for the Government to consult with Private Sector Employers on Socio-Economic and Labour policy issues. The organisation provides a platform for Private Sector Employers to Interact with the Government, Labour, Communities and other relevant institutions in and outside Nigeria for the purpose of promoting harmonious business environment that will engender productivity and prosperity for the benefit of all. NECA is not a Trade Union but a dynamic and highly respected professional body registered under the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990.

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

The Association was established in May 1971 as a company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the Association was motivated by the desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between Industry on the one hand, and the Government and the general public on the other. The Association provides a platform for the private sector to formulate and articulate policy suggestions that would be complementary to governments effort at policy formulation.

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture was established in 1960. It is the umbrella organisation for all the various affiliate member chambers within the country. The association’s membership is voluntary and it encompasses City, State and Bilateral Chambers, Business/Professional Association and Corporate Bodies.

Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI)

The Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists was founded in 1978 and registered under the land perpetual succession act as a non-profit organisation. It has a national secretariat, four zonal offices and branches in all the states of the federation and Abuja. The Association admits those in manufacturing, processing, mining and service industries and whose capital investment fall within the definition of small scale industry as may be reviewed from time to time by the government.

Nigerian Assocation of Small & Medium Scale Enterprises (NASME)

NASME was registered in 1996 as a Business Membership Organisation (BMO) Not for Profit Organisation. NASME was jointly conceived by promoters of MSMEs in the private sector and agencies of the federal government of Nigeria including the Bank of Industry to serve as the apex organisation that will coordinate MSME activities and interact with local and foreign organisation whose services are vital to the development of MSMEs.


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For over 60 years NECA has been the voice of business on varied and diverse issues aimed at improving the environment for enterprises to survive and flourish. Our membership cuts across all sectors of the economy and all sizes of businesses from micro to conglomerate.