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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.
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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
 
The Members of the Governing Council of the YGC
 

The Centre is run by a Governing Council which makes the policies and oversees the general management of the Centre. The council appoints the Chief Executive of the Centre and other key Management Staff. It also exercises all powers relating to financial transactions for the Centre, as well as the approval of funding instruments and related obligations.

Members of the Governing Council
The Governing Council of the YGC has the following constitution:

Members of the Governing Council

General Domkat Y. Bali

Chairman

General Dr. Yakubu Gowon

President YGC and Chairman Board of Trustees

Dr Lateef Adegbite

Member

Archbishop Olubunmi Okogie

Member

Major-General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd)

Member

Chief Dr. Matthew T. Mbu

Member

Allison A. Ayida

Member

Solomon Asemota (SAN)

Member

Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule

Member

Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye

Member

Lady V.N. Aguiyi Ironsi

Member

Brigadier Abba Kyari (rtd)

Member

Chief P.C. Asiodu

Member

Alhaji Ahmed Joda

Member

Chief A. Guobadia

Member

Professor Jonah I. Elaigwu

Member

Apostle Hayford Alile

Member

Ambassador B. Akporode Clark

Chief Executive



Executive Management
The day-to-day affairs of the Centre are managed by the Management of YGC headed by its Chief Executive, Ambassador B.A. Clark. The Programme Director coordinates all programmes of the Centre to ensure that its objectives are achieved.

Yakubu Gowon Centre presently has staff strength of seventy- Five. In addition, the Centre has a pool of consultants in various fields, from which it draws when necessary. The centre’s staffs are classified as either permanent or project staff. Permanent staff performs core administrative and programming activities of the centre while project staff are employed to manage specific donor funded activities.

Management Committee
The management committee of the centre is made up of Heads of Departments and specialized units with the Deputy Chief Executive as Chairman. The committee is charged with managing the operations of the centre in line with policies approved by Council of the centre.

 
  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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