FES in Nigeria

What we do

FES began to work in Nigeria in 1976. In 2002 the main office was moved from Lagos to Abuja but FES still maintains an office in Lagos. Throughout its presence in Nigeria, FES has collaborated with human rights and pro-democracy groups, the labour movement, researchers and many civil society organisations. The priority areas of FES Nigeria are:

  • Good Governance and Democracy Promotion;
  • Trade Union Cooperation;
  • Nigeria’s Role in International Affairs.

Our Topics

Promoting Democracy and Participation

Promoting Democracy and Participation

Despite Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999 and despite the first peaceful handover from one democratically elected Government to another after the presidential elections in 2015, the countries young democracy still... more

Socially Just and Sustainable Economic Development

Socially Just and Sustainable Economic Development

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Nigeria together with its partners (Organised Labour, Civil Society and Employers’ Associations) actively encourages and maintains a debate on socially just and sustainable alternatives to... more

Public Debate on Issues of International Relations and Security Policy

Public Debate on Issues of International Relations and Security Policy

During the past decades, the Giant of Africa’s foreign and security policy has been either person or regime-centred at the expenses of a fully formulated and nationally generated foreign policy and its implementation. more

Youth Activists Programme

Youth Activists Programme

Despite the large proportion of young people in the Nigerian Society, not much space is given to accommodate Youths in the political arena. more

Video: What is Social Democracy?

Nigeria Office

P.O.Box. 5142
Wuse, Abuja

Abuja Office
+234 803 899 8708


Team & Contact


  • Tuesday, 26.11.19 - Port Harcourt, Rivers State | Socially Just and Sustainable Economic Development | Event

    #EndGasFlaringNow Campaign Launch

    One of the cardinal focus of CoSET is to ensure that 2020 is the final deadline to end gas flaring in Nigeria, 35 years after its ban!

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  • Thursday, 14.11.19 - Abuja | Public Debate on Issues of International Relations and Security Policy | Event

    Border Closure: People versus Policy

    Since September 2019, Nigeria closed its land borders to neighbouring countries within and outside the ECOWAS region citing security and economic...

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  • | Youth Activists Programme | Event

    Applications now open for 2020 'Open Minds - Young Voices' Youth Activists Programme

    The Open Minds - Young Voices Programme is an empowerment programme aimed at developing young, motivated and proactive Nigerians that are working and...

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