Who We Are

The Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) is a Christian Inter-denominational, not-for-profit, Non-Governmental organization. It is a membership organization that has its members- churches, Christian organizations and individuals that are engaged or interested in development work in Nigeria.

It has the main goal of promoting the growth of the Church in Nigeria by assisting in rural/urban development work that is part of her witness. CRUDAN serves the Church all over Nigeria in Wholistic development work.

CRUDAN was formed in 1990, following the merger of two Christian organizations that operated independently in the country, namely Christian Rural Advisory Council (CRAC), founded in 1965 in the Northern part of Nigeria, and Christian Rural Fellowship of Nigeria (CRFN), established in 1953, in the southern part of Nigeria.

Being a membership organization, the members form the general assembly that elects the board. CRUDAN has five (5) zones within the country namely; Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest zones with a zonal Facilitator and an Administrative Assistant for each zone. With this arrangement, CRUDAN is able to effectively cover the whole nation.

CRUDAN began operation in 1991 and was officially registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of the federal Government of Nigeria on 7 December 1992. Registration number 7111.

Our Mission

To promote sustainable development through advocacy, capacity building and humanitarian response in collaboration with the church and other stakeholders.

Our Vision

A (w)holistically transformed society.

Core Values

CRUDAN has these core values:
• Our ultimate Goal is the Kingdom of God;
• Church as Primary agent of Development;
• Wholism;
• Participation of people;
• Servant Leadership;
• Participatory Management;
• Learning Organization;
• Capacity Building;
• Transparency & Accountability;
• Teamwork;
• Partnership/Networking;
• Sustainability;
• Equity;

The Board

Mrs. Ruth Dul
(Executive Director)

Rev. Eric Ighalo.
( Chairperson.)

Mr. Ngita Mshelia
(Vice Chairperson)

Mr. Bulus Dabit.
(National Secretary)

Barr. Dubem Anene
(Legal Adviser)

Mr. Usman Mamman Twan.
(North East Board Rep.)

Mr. Ver Agelaga.
(Central Zonal Board Rep.)

Pharm. Hauwa Ibrahim Bature.
( North West Zonal Board Rep.)

Prof. Josephine Alumanah.
( South East Board Rep.)

The Revd. Canon Chris Akintunde Aluko.
( South West Zonal Board Rep. )


Amb. Rose Nwaogwugwu.

South East Zone Rep.

Mrs. Rahab J. Asama.

North East Zone Rep.

Rev. Canon. Luka Yerima (Rtd).

North West Zone Rep

Rev. Mike Oye.

South West Zone Rep.

Our Team

Rev. Engr. Daniel Makpu

Deputy Executive Director.

Oluwatobi Salawu

Director of Programmes

Ebunoluwa Otaro

Admin/HR Officer

Samuel James Pam

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Tulari Tine

Programme Officer, Central Zone.

Peter Jambo

Admin Assistant, Central Zone.

James Obadiah

Programme Officer, North West Zone.

Christiana Ishaku

Admin Assistant, North West Zone.

Bulus Garba

Programme Officer, North East Zone.

Usaku Alahira

Admin Assistant, North East Zone.

Programme Officer, South East Zone.

Ogechi Ukachukwu

Admin Assistant, South East Zone.

Anthony Fasehun

Programme Officer, South West Zone.

David Abiola

Admin Assistant, South West Zone.

Joseph Gyandi

Disaster Response Coordinator

Christopher Philemon

Account Officer,
Disaster Response Unit

Iliya Joseph

ICT Officer,
Disaster Response Unit

Salome Nana Majam

Confidential Secretary to ED.

Dawun Longkat Danladi

Receptionist, Headquaters.

Timothy Usman

Account Officer,

Godiya Bulus Dalang

Cashier CRUDAN HQ.

Ibrahim Aaron

Driver and Mechanic, HQ.

Jacob Silas

Cleaner, Office Assistant HQ.

Victor Akanmidu

ICT officer HQ.

Benard Dukup

Chief Security Hqtrs.

Bali Nanzing Kazi

Security, Hqtrs.

Hikima Tongdapba

Security Hqtrs.

Kyim Kyimbepyok

Security Hqtrs.

Ochepo Jeremiah

Security Hqtrs.

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