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FIWON builds human and material capacities for representation of informal workers in decision making public institutions, more qualitative and effective participation in Nigeria’s democratic processes, and enactment of policies to address pervasive development problems in the Nigerian informal economy. FIWON is a common platform based on shared problems and aspirations of millions of working people, helping to blunt the edge of divisive polarizations which Nigerian political processes engender.

Our Mission


Giving Voice to the Voiceless.

To organize informal workers and be a platform for their representation and empowerment through trade union education, robust engagement with government as well as local and international organizations, and to gain better access to inputs and resources.



To transform the work and life of very informal worker from the margins into the mainstream of our country’s socio-economic systems with greater social inclusion, improved productivity, better access to social protection, for work with dignity.

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FIWON Multipurpose Coperative Society Hosts International Conference on Social Protection

The Cooperative Society of the Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria FIWON will host an international conference on social protection in Lagos, Nigeria, June 21 -28, 2023. According to a...

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Fightback against Rights Violation and Strategic Networking

Before Covid-19 became a huge issue, the Lagos state government embarked on renewed attacks on informal workers in the State. Starting from February 1, 2020, 21 water – front...

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FIWON Meet with Gubernatorial Candidates in Osun State

FIWON Held Town Hall Meeting with Gubernatorial Candidates in Osun State, June 14, 2022. Seven front-line political party candidates in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Osun State slated for...

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Training of 50 FIWON members on basic entrepreneurship skills

The German development foundation, GIZ supported a 10-day training of 50 FIWON members on basic entrepreneurship skills…At the end of the training, participants were presented with Android phones and...

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