Formaly known as Iya Abubakar Computer Center, Established in 1967 as a detachment from the Department of Mathematics of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In 1976, Moved to its permanent location and installed the CYBER 72 mainframe serving 60 user Departments of the University and in 1989 Replaced the CYBER 72 mainframe with the CYBER 932 mainframe. Also in 1998 Installed micro computer systems and all operations became end-user oriented.
The institute is saddled with the responsibility of providing timely and qualitative computing and information technology services of the University. The mandate is to ensure that the Institute is empowered to enable the University take a pride position as one of the best ICT-driven universities in Africa and in the world. Subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.