Catholic Institute for Development,
Justice and Peace (CIDJAP)
The Catholic Institute for Development, Justice and Peace (CIDJAP) is a social organ of the Catholic Church, committed to the implementation of Catholic social teaching. It was founded in 1986 by Professor Monsignor Obiora Ike, who is still the institute’s director.
CIDJAP implements its vision of empowerment, development and combating injustice through a vast range of activities and programmes.
CIDJAP’s work includes prison and human rights work, primary and secondary health care, housing, community development, micro-credit schemes and many other activities targeted at those living in poverty in Nigeria.
What CIDJAP Does
Areas of Focus
Christian Social Teaching
Ofu Obi Africa Centre
St. Joseph Nur & Pri School
Message from our Director
Msgr. Prof. Dr. Obiora Ike
The worsening insecurity in Nigeria coupled with the high rate of unemployment and the abuse of fundamental human rights among other ills have further driven families into destitution with parents unable to provide for their families not to talk about giving their children a proper education.
CIDJAP over the years has continued to support victims of terrorist attacks, offering small business grants to indigent households, offering free legal aid to those unjustly imprisoned, etc.
I believe that with your support, CIDJAP will continue her work of impacting the lives of thousands of people here in Nigeria.
Years of operation
Board of Trustees
News & Events
Msgr. Prof. Dr. Obiora Ike spoke at the Institute of Humanities 2023 Conference of the Pan African University, Lagos, on Thursday, 31st August 2023. The IOH...
The CIDJAP family held a requiem mass at the Queen of Peace Chapel on 25th August 2023 for the late Sr. Charity Mbarah. Sr. Charity worked at the Caritas office...