The Centre officially took off by utilizing existing structures belonging to Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives and Ulasi Business Centre both at Nsukka and Enugu campuses of the University respectively. However this is temporary and just to enable the Centre commence operations. At take off, the Centre inherited its pioneer staff from the CRDC and within that period employed many more staff and had a total of about 50 staff scattered between Nsukka and Enugu campuses. The Centre, from inception has had three directors to date, first Director of the Centre is Prof. A.I. Ikeme, others are Prof. Chuks Ezedum, and Prof. C.U. Okoye who is the current director.