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The Yakubu Gowon Centre for National Unity and International Co-operation (YGC) was established in 1992 as an NGO to futher the cause of Nigerian unity.
A Strong and united Nigeria, free of disease and poverty, where every citizen has an opporturnity for self expression and the realization of their full potentials.
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To encourage international co-operation, unity and peaceful co- existence and in that regard to institute and administer prizes for distinguished contribution to nation building and international co- operation

Departments and Units


The Programme Management Department
The Programme Management Department is responsible for the management of the donor supported projects at the YGC. It is engaged with the coordination of programmes of the centre in an integrated manner, including general administration, capacity building, human resources development and programme support issues, consultancy etc. The department relates with other departments to achieve relevant linkages to achieve the overall goals of the Centre.

The Finance and Admin. Department
The Finance and Admin Department is charged with implementing the financial, administrative and human resources policies of the Centre. This department administers all incomes and expenses of the YGC. The main tasks are to control of the use of funds disbursed for the activities of the centre and the sub-recipients, meet the financial obligations of the centre and the timely preparation of financial reports.

The Finance and Admin Manager who is responsible for all finance and accounting functions at the YGC heads the Finance and Admin Department. This department also handles all aspects of accounting and banking for projects and liaison with corresponding units/structures of sub-recipients. It is divided into sub-units to take care of Main Accounts, Finance and budgeting as well as Wages and Salaries
The department operates a fully integrated Accounting and Project Finance system based on the Sage Pastel software. All financial issues are guided by the Centre’s financial management manual.

Research and Documentation Department
The Research and Documentation department is charged with researching into the core programmatic interests of the Centre, development of proposals as well as fund raising initiatives. The department publishes the centre’s news bulletin and also Manages the centre’s Library.

Internal Audit Department
The unit carries out all such activities designed to enhance process and internal control checks on financial transactions of the centre

Information Technology Unit
The Information Technology Unit provides IT services and support to all other departments and units of the Centre.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Department
The Monitoring and Evaluation department is responsible for the design, development and implementation of M&E plans for projects, managing project information systems and providing projects with information for effective management.

The Procurement and Logistics Unit
This Unit is responsible for the Procurement and Supply Management activities of the centre. The unit is charged with preparation of procurement plans & schedules, preparation of standard bidding documents/request for proposals; preparation of cost estimates, terms of reference/ technical specifications, advertisement/issuance of bidding documents, coordination of the opening and evaluation of bids, preparation of evaluation reports, preparation of contract documentations, processing of import duty/VAT exemptions (if required), preparation of import documentations, certification of invoices for payments, coordination of clearing & delivery of goods to project premises and ensuring that procurement plans are implemented as scheduled.




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