OUR HISTORY

JCI NIGERIA MEMBERS TAKE ACTION AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO COMMUNITY PROBLEMS IN MOST STATES OF THE FEDERATION

Junior Chamber International, a non-profit organization and a worldwide federation of young active citizens’ within ages 18 to 40, was founded by Henry Giessenbier in 1915 and officially became Junior Chamber International in December 11, 1944 in Mexico City.

JCI Nigeria, an affiliate of Junior Chamber International, was founded on 9th march, 1957 through Otunba Bola Adewunmi, a young man who travelled to the United States as a reporter, where he joined and learnt more about Junior Chamber International. On returning to Nigeria, Otunba assembled young men of like minds to start the JCI movement in Nigeria. The first meeting was held on 9th March 1957 at the Brostow Hotel, Lagos.

Junior Chamber International Nigeria has over 100 Local Organisation (both City and Collegiate Chapters) and over 2,500 Active Citizens membership base. JCI Nigeria relies on her Active citizen’s base; young leaders and entrepreneurs that are committed towards creating impact in their communities.

Since the founding of Junior Chamber International Nigeria 58 years ago, the organization has embarked on several projects that have contributed to national development. JCI Nigeria continues to assume key roles in community development, providing development opportunities to young people in the Nigerian society.

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JCI MEMBERS TAKE ACTION AND PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES EVERYDAY.

JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.

We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

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