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 its permanent site at plot 493. Abogo Largema street, Central Area (beside Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution)Abuja, FCT.
The Centre is registered as an NGO with a Board of Trustees composed of eminent Nigerians.
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.
To achieve peaceful co-existence, national unity and socio economic development through good governance, diseases impact mitigation and poverty reduction.