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
CIDJAP participates in a two days workshop organised by the European Union and implemented by British Council.
CIDJAP participates in a two days workshop on Stake Holders Consultative Forum to consider and adopt strategies for fully implementing the Child Rights Law of...
This centre is a juvenile facility that has become moribund over the years. CIDJAP intends to assist in making our children recover from their evil idiosyncrasies....
- First Reading: Amos 8:4-7.- Second Reading: 1Timothy 2:1-8.- Gospel: Luke 16:1-13. THEME: Stewardship ❖ The Readings of today remind us that we should remain focused...
GOOD HEALTH IS GRACE OF GOD- To enjoy a healthy living and survival, it takes dedicated efforts and the Grace of God. CONTENT -- Be satisfied with what you have.Spend...
Deputy Director’s Corner
Again, Jesus continues to present before his apostles the inescapable consequences of following him. Christianity cannot be divested of the cross. Making himself an...
The considerate Jesus was also sensitive to the plight of his followers thus he provided an opportunity for his disciples so that wanton waste of Christian lives,...