African Citizens Development Foundation is a reputable non-governmental organization established in 1995 with the goal to promote active citizenship in Africa. This goal is imperative in order to ensure good leadership in each respective African nation.

ACDF was registered as a non-governmental organization in Nigeria in the year 2000 and the United Kingdom in 2009.  It was registered as an official charity in England and Wales in 2010.

ACDF was established as a private initiative to join global development forces to reverse the tragic effects of weak mind and indiscipline which produces inactive and docile citizenry. These negative effects often lead individuals to cutting corners in their lives, thereby sacrificing personal uniqueness, and national pride.  Disorderliness, corruption and sustained poverty are the consequences of such negativity with all its attendant evils, such as insecurity to life and property, ethnic violence and war.