Fulɓe Development and Cultural Organization (FUDECO)

Our aims and objectives:

FUDECO is humanitarian, development and participatory research network focused on pastoralism and officially registed in Nigeria. Our broad objectives are as follows:

i.  Empowering pastoralists, preventing and managing communal conflicts.

ii. Working with pastoralists to promote and protect their rights to equal citizenship and participation  in decision-making.

iii. Supporting pastoralists to have access to facilities and infrastructure such as water, health and  veterinary services.

iv. Supporting victims of conflicts such as Internally Displaced Persons, refugees and people in  Distress.

v. Promoting education, literacy, numeracy, information, advice and guidance.

vi. Promoting and protecting the rights, dignity, respect and integrity of pastoralists including indigenous rights.

vii. Working with other organisations and institutions to advocate for peace among the pastoralists and other communities.

viii. Undertake participatory action research to produce and share knowledge and enable participants take action to resolve the identified issues.

ix. Contribute to the protection of the environment and reducing the impact of climate change.

Our vision and mission 

To bring an end to the current sufferings of the pastoralists, improve their living standards and give them access to all opportunities available in the countries they live in. We shall enhance pastoralism in Nigeria and across Africa to modern standards which in turn, provides the economic resources necessary for the development of the pastoralist communities.   

Our motto

Securing Our Future

Core values 

Our watchwords are peace through dialogue. We dearly hold the notion of liberty of all communities and individuals, strongly believing in cooperation and collective development. Like other peoples, the individual and collective human rights of the pastoralists should be protected in the most civil ways possible.  We do our work with credibility, competence, transparency, accountability, participation of all. treat people with dignity, equality and value diversity.

The Advisory Council (being constituted)

The Executive Council (NEC)

Dr. Nafisa Dahiru Muhammad (OON) Vice Chairperson Adamawa Kaduna Education Leadership and Administration
Barrister Musa Isa Arrifi Secretary General Bauchi Keffi Lawyer
Barrister Nuhu Ibrahim Asst. Secretary General Kaduna Kaduna Lawyer
Engr. Musa Shehu Treasurer Plateau Kaduna Banking/Finance/MEngineering/Fin Services
Manu Zubairu Assistant Treasurer Taraba Abuja Researcher
Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Financial Secretary Taraba Yola Accounting and Finance
Ali Bakari Dorofi Assistant Fin. Secretary Taraba Jalingo Communication
Sadiq Adamu Saidu Communications Secretary (PRO) Taraba Jalingo Journalism
Bashiru Abdullahi Assistant Communications Secretary Taraba Yola Journalism
Barrister Abba Bello Wali Legal Adviser Adamawa Abuja Lawyer
Barrister Hassan Hussain Assistant Legal Adviser Taraba Abuja Lawyer
Dr. Adamu Zubairu Livestock Development & Agriculture Taraba Jalingo Livestock Management
Lawal Abubakar Boro   Kaduna Kaduna Veterinarian/Nomadic Education
Prof. Abba Tahir Media, Communication & Culture Adamawa Yola Communication
Sadiq Adamu Saidu   Taraba Jalingo Journalist
Pharm. Aminu Alhassan Kuba Ethics & Enterprise Development Plateau Kaduna Pharmacist
Ali Kele Yerimaru   Taraba Damaturu Administration
Dr. Ali Ango Yaroko Health and Wellbeing Sokoto Sokoto Consultant Surgeon
Dr. Adamu Sambo   Plateau Bauchi Medical Doctor
Dr. Nafisa Dahiru Muhammad Fundraising Adamawa Kaduna Education Leadership and Administration
Pharm. Ahmad Adamu Babawuro   Plateau Zaria Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Dr. Abdu Umar Ardo Education and Training Plateau Kaduna Veterinarian/Nomadic Education
Mal Mohammad Bairaje   Kaduna Kaduna Educationist
Umar Abbo Jauro Climate Change/Environment Taraba Jalingo Geographer
Engr. Aliyu Umar Sambo   Plateau Bauchi Electrical Engineer
Nuhu Alhaji Shede Youths & Employment Taraba Jalingo Education
Lawal Muhammad   Taraba Gombe Finance and banking
Hajja Hauwa Abubakar PVCs and National Identity Cards Yobe Abuja Politics/business
Hajja Fatima Jajere   Yobe Abuja Business Addministration
Dr. Rukaiya Ahmed Women and Girls Adamawa Abuja Education Administration & Planning
Hajja Aminatu Naseh   Taraba Gembu Educationist
Abdulrahman Usman Leme Human Resources Taraba Abuja Human Resource & Project Management
Suleiman Bashir Abba   Taraba Jalingo Administration and Humanities
Ardo Hassan Jibo
Barrister Abubakar Ibrahim Naseh
Peace&Conflict ResolutionTaraba
Dr. Nafisatu Dahiru Muhammad (OON) Chairperson Kaduna State Adamawa Kaduna Education Leadership and Administration
Hajja Aisha Bashir Ardo Chairperson Taraba State Adamawa Jalingo Animal Sciences
Hajja Hauwa Abubakar Chairperson FCT Yobe Abuja Politics and business
Cmdre Hali Dahiru YahaChairman Nasarawa Nasarawa Kokona Business
Jamila Hassan Coordinator Adamawa State Adamawa Yola International Relations
Mal Abubakar Salihu Gambo Interim Chairperson Plateau B/Ladi Jos Accounting
Barrister Abubakar Ibrahim Naseh Coordinator Kaduna State Taraba Kaduna Law and Banking Finance
Ahmed KarekaRepresentative in China TarabaWuhanBusiness
Engr. Aliyu Umar SamboChairperson Bauchi Bauchi Bauchi Electrical Engineering
Mal Abdullahi Isa Coordinator Kano Kano Kano Journalism
Dr. Ahmad Mohammed Tangaza Chairman Sokoto Sokoto Sokoto Medical Laboratory Science
Mal Ahmed Muhammed Chair Adamawa Adamawa Yola Educationist
Mal Umar Ahmed Mohammed Interim Chair Borno State Borno Maiduguri Business
Mal Ayyuba Bawuro Coordinator, Borno Taraba Maiduguri Military Intelligence
Mal Aliyu Othman Jajere Interim Chair Yobe State Yobe Yobe Systems Analyst
Hajiya Laraba Ahmed KawuInterim State ChairGombeGombeCivil Service