The Establishment

We seek to build adequte manpower and unlock the possibility inside every individual.

At its meeting of 12thDecember 2019, the NEDC Governing Board approved the establishment of an Education Endowment Fund (EEF) with an initial sum of NGN6,000,000,000.00 (six billion naira) for operationalizing the Fund. The EEF is intended to address the poor human development indices, high illiteracy rate and high poverty levels of the North-East, as documented in many national and international records, as well government- and non-governmental reports. For instance, according to the UNDP Human Development Report (2018), the North-East region also lags other regions in terms of overall Human Development. The broad aim of the Fund is to develop sufficient human capital in order to acquire adequate capacity for infrastructural and socio-economic development of the NE region.

NEDC Board Members


We were set up to resuscitate the region’s “education sector” and rebuild the human capital.

The following objectives of the NEDC-EEF are drawn from the broad goal for the Fund.

  1. Build Adequate Manpower for a 21st Century North East Economy.
  2. Sustainably improve the basic education sub-sector through the provision of requisite infrastructure, equipment, furniture, teaching and learning materials and training/retraining of teachers.
  3. Galvanise partners’ synergy in ensuring the delivery of qualitative learning to students.
  4. Support the immediate and midterm injection of multi-sector market driven skills into the region.
  5. Support the injection of specialized professional skills over the mid to long-term in the region that are both locally and internationally relevant.
  6. Contribute to peacebuilding in the region through strategic grassroot sports initiatives.
  7. Create a platform for networking and cross pollination of ideas by the upcoming North East Intelligentsia.
  8. Ensure equity in access to future opportunities by providing scholarships to less privilege students.
  9. Coordinate the targeting and mobilization of resources for investments in the education sector.


The programme will see that children in humanitarian situations have access to quality education.

The above strategies are expected to yield the following the outcomes: