Idayat Hassan


Idayat Hassan, Director, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the Lagos State University, Ojo, and received an LL.M. in legal theory from the European Academy of Legal Theory, Brussels. She is currently the Director of Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), an Abuja based policy advocacy and research organization with focus on deepening Democracy and Development in West Africa.  Idayat’s core interest spans democracy, peace and security and transitional justice in West Africa. Prior to joining the CCD-West Africa, Idayat was a deputy regional coordinator with the Movement Against Corruption in Nigeria (MAC), an organization that seeks to eradicate corruption and poverty in Nigeria. Since her admission to the Nigerian bar, Idayat has focused on legislative advocacy, legal reform, transparency and accountability, and the rights of vulnerable groups. She held fellowship in several universities across Europe and America.