About us

The Yakubu Gowon Centre for National Unity and International Cooperation (YGC) was established in 1992 as a private, non-profit making, non-partisan, non-government organization (NGO). The YGC was established to honour General Dr. Yakubu Gowon, former Head of State of Nigeria (1966 to 1975) for his contributions to nation building and the cause of Nigeria’s unity.

The Yakubu Gowon Centre presently operates from No. 45 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro Abuja, in a thirteen-room apartment. In consideration of the need for space to accommodate its increasing programme, the centre has commenced the development of its permanent site located at Abogo Largema Street (beside Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution) in the Central Area of Abuja, FCT

The Centre is registered as an NGO with a Board of Trustees composed of eminent Nigerians.


The mission of the centre is to achieve peaceful co-existence, national unity and socio economic development and through good governance, diseases impact mitigation and poverty reduction.


The vision of the YGC is a peaceful and united Nigeria, free of disease and poverty, where every citizen has an opportunity for self expression and the realization of their full potentials.

2010 Impact Counter

Estimated impact of YGC Nigeria interventions


children under 5 treated within 24 hours of onset fever.


Bed nets delivered to pregnant women