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Center for Information, Technology, and Development
HeadquartersKano (city)
  • Abuja, Jama'are, Itas, Nigeria


Prof. Amina Kaidal

Executive Director

Engineer Yunusa Ya'u

Board of directors

  • Prof. Amina Kaidal
  • Yunusa Ya'u
  • Ahmad A. Yakasai
  • Dr. (Mrs) Sadiya A. Mohammed
  • Engr. Nmezi
  • Engr. Kamaluddeen Umar
  • Isyaku Garba

Formerly called

Computer Literacy Project

The Center for Information, Technology, and Development (CITAD) is a Nigeria non-governmental  organisation that was established to tướng promote democracy and active citizenship through information and communication technology in addendum with civic empowerment programs. It has its headquarter in Kano and branches in Abuja, Jama'are, Itas, Dutse (Jigawa State), Azare, Gombe and Yobe States.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


CITAD came into existence in 1997 as a Computer Literacy Project. In 2000, the capacity was increased and it currently covers 12 different units which are: are;[4][7]

  1. Digital Creativity and Innovation for Young Women (DICI-YOW)[8]
  2. Gender Violence and Human Rights[9]
  3. Governance and elections [10]
  4. Capacity Building [11]
  5. Digital Inclusion[12]
  6. ICTs in Education[13]
  7. aHub[14]
  8. ICTs in Peace Building[15]
  9. JOPIS: Job Placement Information Services Job Placement Information Services (JOPIS) [16]
  10. Youth Entrepreneurship[17]
  11. Research and Knowledge Production (dialogues, series,)[18]
  12. Accountability and Anti-corruption[19]


The governing board consists of the chairman, the executive directors, the treasurer and four members.[20]

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The Chairman[edit]

The Chairman is Prof. Amina Kaidal from the University of Maiduguri.[20]

The Chairman of The Center for Information, Technology, and Development (CITAD)

Executive director[edit]

The executive director of the organisation is Engineer Yunusa Ya'u.

The executive director of the Center for Information, Technology, and Development (CITAD)



The treasurer for the organisation is Ahmad A. Yakasai[20]


The vision of the organisation is to tướng build a knowledge based democratic and self reliant society.[4]


CITAD's mission is to tướng build citizens for a just and knowledge-based society that is hanged on sustainable and balanced development using Information Communication Technology, Capacity Development Programmes, Advocacy, Research and Partnership.[4]

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  5. ^ Uba, Muhammad Sani (2020-09-15). "CITAD, MacArthur Support Youth To Sensitise Kano Residents On COVID-19". HumAngle Media. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  6. ^ Okoronkwo, Nnenna (2021-12-15). "COVID-19: CITAD trains Journalists on vaccine acceptance campaign". Voice of Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  7. ^ "CITAD Trains CSOs, CBOs On Budget Processes In Bauchi – Independent Newspaper Nigeria". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  8. ^ "DICI_YOW – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  9. ^ "Gender Violence and Human Rights – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  10. ^ "Governance and elections – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  11. ^ "Capacity Building – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  12. ^ "Digital Inclusion – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  13. ^ "ICTs in Education – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  14. ^ "aHub – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  15. ^ "ICTs in Peace Building – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  16. ^ "CITAD JOPIS".
  17. ^ "Youth Entrepreneurship".
  18. ^ "Research and Knowledge Production (dialogues, series,) – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  19. ^ "Accountability and Anti-corruption – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  20. ^ a b c d "Governing board – CITAD". Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  21. ^ Isaac, Nkechi (2022-11-08). "NITDA, CITAD Commission School Of Community Network". Science Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
  22. ^ "Reporting corruption in age of nhái news". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-01-14. Retrieved 2022-11-24.