Who We Are

… and Our History

Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) was formed in 1957 to provide a forum for the Government to consult with private sector employers on socio-economic and labour policy issues. It is therefore the umbrella organization of employers in the Organised Private Sector of Nigeria.

NECA 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 with the following membership structure:

a) Ordinary Members
These are individual companies or organisations engaged in business or economic activities (manufacturing, distribution, retailing, agriculture, mining, finance, transport, services, consultancy, etc) employing a minimum of 5 workers. They are mainly, but nor exclusively, in the private sector. At present, they form the bulk of NECA members.

(b) Affiliate Members
These are the industrial/sectoral employers’ associations, industrial groups or trade associations most of which are trade unions. In order to provide flexibility and effectiveness, members have been grouped on the basis of common interest into either functional, sectoral or geographical groups. The sectoral groups are either formal industrial employers associations or informal industrial and trade groups. Members within a state or an industrial/commercial location group themselves into geographical groups to deal with matters of common interest.

Our Services

  • Advisory Services
  • Capacity Building
  • Business Help Desk Services
  • Labour and HR Services
  • Enterprise Development Programmes
  • Advocacy/Representation on Legal, Regulatory and Taxation Issues
  • Survey (Commissioned and Non-Commissioned) Information Bank

Benefits to Business

  • Protection of business interestes and rights
  • Effective legal representation on Socio-economic issues affecting business
  • Access to information and Advisory Services in the following areas:

1. Taxation
2. Environmental issues
3. Social Security, Occupational Health and Safety
4. Vocational and Technical Skills Development
5. Human Resources Management
6. Employee Relations Management

  • Access to Open, Enterprise and Policy based National and International Programmes
  • Access to Infrastructural Support through NECA/NSITF Safe Workplace Intervention Programme
  • Opportunity to positively influence policy making at sectoral and national levels in the interest of business.


  • Protecting the rights of businesses
  • Institutionalization of quarterly forum with FIRS and members of Organised Private Sector (OPS)
  • Infrastructural support to member companies through the Safe Workplace Intervention Project (SWIP)
  • Support Members in bridging skills gap through Technical Skills Development Programme (TSDP)
  • Influencing Government policies that promote labour welfare
  • Successfully brokered relief for member-companies from regulatory agencies
  • Contributed immensely to HR development and ultilisation through its many training programmes.

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