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. Obiora Ike, President of Club of Rome, Nigeria Chapter, Attends Annual General Meeting in Switzerland
Switzerland, November 22, 2023 In a remarkable representation of global collaboration for sustainable development, Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike, President of the Club of...
Renowned Scholar Msgr. Prof. Obiora Ike and Afia CEO Emeka Mba Successfully Co-Chair Third Frontier Discourse Annual Public Lecture and Awards
Enugu, Nigeria - 18th November, 2023 The highly-anticipated Third Frontier Discourse Annual Public Lecture and Awards, held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at...
Renowned Scholar, Msgr. Prof. Obiora, Ike Delivers Keynote Address as Chairman of ESUT 19th Convocation Lectures
Enugu, Nigeria - November 16, 2023 In a momentous gathering at the Amadeo Event Centre in Enugu, the 19th Convocation Lectures of the Enugu State University of...