2015 Workers’ Day Address

Dear All,   Today we celebrate Workers’ Day, and for us in the church, we celebrate as well the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So may I use this opportunity and thank you all for your contributions towards the development of Caritas Nigeria(CCFN) and to wish you a happy workers’ day. In Laborem […]

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Pharmacy gets facelift in NKST hospital Zaki Ibiam

NKST hospital Zaki Biam in Benue state, a major partner received a face-lift from the SUSTAIN health systems strengthening initiative rolled to some key partner facilties in the state.   After the intervention, various beneficiaries had a lot to say: From a staff: We can now happily say we have a Pharmacy unit and dispensary in this hospital. Staff can […]

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Caritas Nigeria: what do I need to know?

• In every country the Catholic Church has an NGO called Caritas • Caritas Nigeria full name is Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria(CCFN), owned and established by Nigerian Bishops in 2010, as a national charity of the Bishops Conference • Caritas Nigeria is a national agency that can support diocesan groups such as St. Vincent de Paul, JDPCs, Catholic health […]

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Responsibilities of the PM

The Good Governance Programme Manager is responsible for coordinating the good governance interventions of CCFN.   His Primary Responsibilities include: Acting as National Assembly Legislative Liaison Officer. Coordinating  the Think Tank Committee on good governance. Coordinating the activities of the Diocesan Partners who are engaged in good governance. Other  engagements. As the National Assembly Legislative Liaison Officer, he has the […]

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Good Governance Week

As part of efforts to promote responsive and accountable leadership in the country, the Good Governance Week was successfully carried out in Kogi State in  2015.   The 3-day exercise which was marked on different locations in the state (Idah, 15-19 December; Ankpa, 29-31 December) featured interesting topics that made a huge impact among participatants. Some of the lectures delivered […]

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Electoral Transformation in Kogi State

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) in Idah and Lokoja diocese, via  suppport from the Good Governance Program has made a huge impact in entrenching sound, credible and peaceful elections in Kog State   .Activities In November 2014, ahead of the 2015 General Elections, a JDPC team of Idah and Lokoja dioceses with 3 influential citizens carried out advocacy […]

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Social Transfer for Emergency Response in States affected by Insurgency and Fulani Herdsmen Conflict in Nigeria

In December 2014, Caritas Nigeria implemented an emergency response project that supported 11,060 Households in some dioceses (states) in Nigeria that were affected by the insurgency in the North Eastern part of Nigeria and the Fulani herdsmen conflict in the middle-belt. The project provided Supplementary Rations in a one-off distribution which addressed food needs Households. The Project initially targeted 2000 […]

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Integrated Emergency Response (IER)

In late 2012, Caritas Nigeria joined state actors like National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), CRS, and the Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to carry out a joint-assessment of flood-affected areas in Nigeria. Thereafter, Caritas Nigeria partnered with the local diocesan Caritas to distribute food and non-food relief items as well as cash transfers to various communities in five […]

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Response to Food Insecurity in the Sahel Region

Caritas Nigeria response to food security in the Sahel Region supported 991 households comprising of 9,798 persons in selected communities in Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa states, financially through unconditional cash transfers to improve their livelihoods, and they also received hygiene and sanitation education. The goal of the food security project was to “enhance access to food in the Sahel […]

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Building Capacity on Anti-Human Trafficking

In 2013, Caritas Nigeria organized a one day inaugural/capacity building meeting for Organizations and Church Partners working in the areas of Anti-Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration in Nigeria. The purpose of the meeting was to sensitize participants about the various dangers associated with Anti-human trafficking and Migration and also to awaken their consciousness to constantly engage in activities that discourage […]

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