About Us

Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation was founded in 1998 with the aim of acheiving the dreams of the Late Tafida (General) Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, by the wife Ambassador Dr. Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua (FSM). Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation (ASYARF) is a civil society organization (CSO), a non-governmental organization, with zero profit. The foundation works in line with the United nations, with its focus on public enlightenment, the aged (senior citizens), women, children and youths support program, the primary objective of preserving and promoting the great ideals of the renowned patriot Late Tafida (General) Shehu Musa Yar’Adua the former vice president to the Federal Republic of Nigeria during Obansajo’s regime. Ambassador Dr. Hajiya Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua has over the years been using the foundation in touching lives and building futures.


ASABE SHEHU YAR’ADUA FOUNDATION believes in building bridges across the various ethnic and religious groups, are ardently in popular participation of the masses in the administration of public affairs. In addition, the foundation was built to honour my late husband and uphold his lofty legacies, especially at this time, with the high level of ignorance among our people. There is also a concern on the level of poverty, hunger, sufferings and diseases, among our people and the need for proper orientation for good governance.

Mission Statement

To add more value to the world and revive the dying values towards a strong, united and more focused HUMANITY and to emphasize the need for everyone to be his or her brother’s keeper for the promotion of HUMANITY and create a healthy and secure future for all.

 The main focus of the organization
  • » Climate Protection/Earth Justice
  • » Health/Provision of clean and sustainable water in local communities
  • » Communities
  • » Frown at Child Abuse and Injustice
  • » Women, Children and Youths
  • » Poverty Reduction
  • » Peaceful Co-existence
  • » Humanitarian Services/Disabilities
  • » Conflict Resolution
  • » Good Governance, Electoral Workshop training and sensitization on voters registration exercise
  • » Combating and Research on HIV/AIDS


The foundation frown at any form of child abuse and enhances human services through adequate water provision by providing clean sustainable water that has been commissioned in the rural areas.

The foundation promote the preservation of the climate through sensitization and awareness to reduce the effect of global warming, food insecurity and increase in the rate of natural disaster to make the environment a peaceful and conducive place for everyone to live in.

We campaign against child abuse in all ramifications in line with United Nation’s concerns. We work in synergy with the government to improve the welfare of the people. We donate generously to homes of abandoned children and old people’s homes.

We solicit for peaceful co-existence that will shun violence, wanton destruction of lives and properties that increase homeless number of widows, suffering premature deaths through enlightenment programmed and contributions towards conflict resolutions.

The organization continues to sanitize the society on good participation in nation building, by deepening their awareness in sustaining democracy in line with United Nations, and other international organization guidelines which have stressed the importance of enhancing democracy in any part of the world.

We educate women to be active participants in nation building. We interact with employers of labour to ensure that interest of women is protected. We reachout to more homes of abandoned children, and to educate the physically challenged and give them hope.

We intend to extend our scholarship scheme to positively impact more on youths, who are in dire need of education such as indigene students. Our team of medical volunteers give free periodic medical treatment to the vulnerable group and sick in the rural areas.

ASYARF Observing Elections

Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation is an accredited civil society observer in elections which is in line with the United Nations’ policy framework on election transparency. The organisation has observed Presidential, Governorship and Local Government Elections in Nigeria over the years as well as ECOWAS such as Liberia.

The Foundation remains an independent observer with an undying commitment to actualize its goals in giving the long awaited free and fair elections. The Foundation revives the dying values towards a strong and united, more focused society, good governance, capacity building workshops, public lectures such as “Youth and Electoral Violence in Africa”, ethical training and sensitization on voter’s registration exercise.

In conclusion, as best practice Civil Society Organization (CSO), from all our previous observation, we deduce that elections went on peacefully and smoothly across the country. It is the foundations hope that the forthcoming elections shall equally be smooth, peaceful and transparent.