Stewardship Report for June

Jul 4th 2016

Dear Active Citizens,
 
Permit me to identify with our Muslim faithful Brethren, as we close out the holy period of Ramadan, May Almighty Allah in his infinite mercy accept all our prayers and restore peace and prosperity to our great country
 
The end of the month of June marked the end of second quarter of the year 2016 as well as the mid journey of our 365 days of Sustainable Impact agenda. We are grateful for the immense support we have enjoyed so far and your steadfast belief in our capabilities. We sincerely promise to continue to deliver on all our set goals and strive hard not to betray your confidence in the team.
 
Let me use this medium to congratulate the Executive Vice President South-South/South-East, JCI Senator Tunji Alade and his team, Local Chapter Presidents, Members across the region and most importantly, President and Members JCI Benin for putting up an impactful conference. Yes! There were challenges but we must continually work together to make our conference much better.
 
Also worthy of recognition is our amiable Executive Vice President North-East JCI Senator Adedayo Franklin and his team, Local Presidents and Members for organizing one of the best Area Training ‎retreat in the City of Bauchi, hosted by JCI Bauchi. Your commitment to the development of the region is highly commendable.
 
I must also congratulate Executive Vice President South West, JCI Nigeria Ambassador Henry Adedokun, his team members and distinguish Local Presidents for successful deliberations during their second Area Council of Presidents meeting hosted by JCI Logos Coral. Surely, we are setting the Pace.
 
Fellow JCI Nigeria members, in our bid to recognize local organizations who have continued to provide development opportunities in their various communities I am pleased to announce the following local organizations who executed laudable projects in the month of June 2016. I encourage all active citizens to continue the great work of impact and keep the flag of JCI Nigeria flying.‎
The projects are;
  • INTENDING MEMBERS TRAINING AT WARRI BY JCI WARRI.
  • ‎#A2QH BY JCI ABEOKUTA ‎
  • JCI FESTAC TEENS TO LEAD
  • ‎INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR - IDS BY JCI IKEJA
  • JCI IKOYI 2016 GAB ONU MEMORIAL ‎
  • JSK ETIQUETTE CONSORTIUM TRAINING By JCI IKOYI
  • ‎DELSU ASABA JUST TRAINING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOREBSON RESOURCES LIMITED‎
  • ‎JCI IBADAN ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH PROJECT‎
  • JCI LAGOS CITY: PROJECT SMILE 2016
  • ‎JCI LAGOS CITY PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS‎
  • ‎JCI PH METRO TREE PLANTING PROJECT
Fellow Members, I also use this opportunity to implore us all to write reports of all our activities to enable our National Secretariat keep up-to-date records that would enable us document project for award filling with JCI at the appropriate time.
 
THINK LEPROSY NOW GRANT ($52,275) APPROVED
In January, I was one of the four National Presidents invited by NIPPON Foundation to participate at the  2016 Global Appeal-THINK LEPROSY NOW program which held in faraway Japan. During this event, I had the opportunity to learn more about leprosy and the actions being taken around the world to end the discrimination endured by those affected by leprosy. 
On my return to the Nigeria, we drafted a project proposal titled JCI EFFORTS TO ERADICATE LEPROSY-RELATED STIGMA (JEELS) which was submitted to JCI/NIPPON FOUNDATION for consideration and approval.
 
Dear Members, I am pleased to announce to you that our grant request of $52,275.00 to NIPPON FOUNDATION to carry out advocacy campaign for 9 months (July 2016 – March 2017) has been approved. With this grant, we would take action that will help stop this discrimination. The implementation of this project would include other partner organizations in local communities, who are running similar projects to bring awareness to this often forgotten and discriminated disease.
 
Our project is outlined but not limited to:
i.   An awareness campaign
ii.  Leprosy Orientation Training for youth
iii. A nation-wide media campaign
iv. The creation of a documentary illustrating today’s effects of leprosy in rural areas.
 
The grant will be released to us in three phrases, starting from July 2016.
 
The following members have been commissioned to work with me on this very important project.
1. Ralph Ogunsola – Director of Programs and Project
2. Bisi Ogunwale – Director UN/International NGOs
3. Oyinyechukwu Mbeledogu – National Vice President
4. Muhammadu Mujtaba Kusherki – JCI Aso
5. Afolabi, Ahmed Shola – JCI Bauchi
6. Kafidipe Hassan - Collegiate Member
7. Ahmed Mohammed Chairman IDEA Nigeria - International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement.
8. Representative of “The leprosy Mission Nigeria”
9. Folakemi Olajiga – Executive Secretary JCI Nigeria
 
JCI NIGERIA ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE
I am also delighted to announce to you the flag up of our JCI Nigeria Entrepreneur Challenge. The youth empowerment program is a collaboration between our noble organization and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The objective of this program is to fulfill Sustainable development goal (SDG) 8 “Decent work and economy growth. This program is expected to attract an estimated 10,000 participants from Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Students, Graduates and Artisans. Participants are expected to share their distinct ideas geared towards solving social or economic challenges in attaining sustainable development locally. Innovative business ideas by prospective participants must be able to create economic prosperity, generate employment, add value to customers as well as promote JCI Nigeria and ACCA.
 
The incentives for the empowerment program are:
Winner – N1 million, Microsoft Bizparks, Business Mentoring, Access to BOI facilities
Runner Up – N750, 000, Microsoft Bizparks, Business Mentoring, Access to BOI facilities
2nd Runner Up – N500, 000, Microsoft Bizparks, Business Mentoring, Access to BOI facilities
Finalist - Microsoft Bizparks, Business Mentoring
Qualifiers – Discount on ACCA business courses
Participants – Various gifts
 
The competition shall commence this month of July and shall be self-funded with no cost to our organization.
 
Team members of the JCI NIGERIA ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE are under listed:
1. Ibrahim Sherrif Adewale – JCI Eko
2. Gamaliel Tanimomo – Director of Business
3. Zainab Yusuf – JCI Kaduna Polytechnic
4. Princess Amachree – JCI Porthacourt Metro
5. Ndubuisi Enyinnaya – JCI Heartland
6. Manase Nguemo – JCI Abuja Unity
8. Lekan Egbetola – Collegiate Chairman
9. Representative of the National Secretariat
 
The implementation committee will release the guidelines and other necessary information in this week.
 
JCI NIGERIA 60 YEARS ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
Within the next three years we shall be celebrating Golden Jubilee of impact, celebrating the laudable milestones achieved by our Organization since her founding by Late Otunba Bola Adewunmi. As part of our long term strategic planning we are inaugurating a committee of distinguished members to plan for a memorable Diamond Jubilee of Impact celebration. This is our time to celebrate our sixty years of impact with so much stories to share. It will be a journey from the past to the present while setting the agenda for the future. I must sincerely appreciate these distinguished members for accepting to serve as members of this unique committee.
1. Senator Ola Ogunlana - Chairman
2. Senator Adebayo Morakinyo - Secretary
3. Senator David Eka
4. Senator Dupe Ogunbiyi
5. Senator Nneka Itabor
6. Jide Adeyemi
7. Omotoke Balogun
8. Representative of the National Secretariat
 
PARTNERSHIP WITH CISCO
Dear members, last month, I informed you on our new partnership with CISCO International and the benefits we all can derive from the relationship. I am pleased to announce to you that CISCO has approved one training center in each of our districts (8) with dedicated CISCO Academy support Center. Members interested in managing this centers as instructors and center manger should send mail to es@jci.ng and copy gamalieltanimomo@jci.ng with Name, Address, Facilities and Ability to attend CISCO instructors training classes. There will be two instructors per center.
NOTE: There will be strict screening to pick the best hands
 
BOARD RE- SHUFFLEMENT
As we are all aware, change is inevitable in every area of human endeavor. At the beginning of the year some wonderful members of this organization volunteered to serve with me on the National Board. I must confess that every achievement we have recorded this year has been through the concerted effort of a great team, dedication to service and huge sacrifice. As we hit the ground running for the second half of the year, we recognized the need to bring in a few fresh hands, restructure some offices while allowing few of our board members to move on to other areas of leadership. This restructuring is necessary so as to strengthen the team to meet the new challenges in the second half of the year. I appreciate the commitment and dedication of the outgoing board members for their contribution to the success achieved so far and I wish them well in their future endeavors.
 
The following members have been appointed and their appointments takes immediate effect.
1.      MET Director Connect – Courage Eboigbe - JCI Benin
2.      MET Director Motivate – Abiodun Soluade – JCI Ota
3.      Chairman Strategic Plan – Kayode Adeyanju – JCI Rock City
4.      Executive Assistant to the President on Collegiate Affairs – Abiodun Ekisola – JCI Oluyole
 
As we continue our journey of impact in 2016, let us remain steadfast to our set goals without wavering. The road ahead of us is long but we are encouraged to stay on course without renege. We are here to make the world a more peaceful place for all mankind. We are the generation that will rewrite our history if we can make peace possible in our fragile world. In the midst of the turmoil of extremism facing our world today and the rising terror attacks across the world, I challenge us all to preach the message of peace wherever we find ourselves. In a time like this we must hold firm to true ideals; that brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations.
 
In the words of Lyndon B. Johnson ‘’ Peace is a journey of thousand miles, and it must be taken one step at a time’’
 
Fellow active citizens let us march forward without looking back, every positive action we take today is a path that leads to sustainable peace tomorrow. Welcome to the month of Jubilation
 
 
Warm regards
 
Olatunji Oyeyemi
2016 President JCI Nigeria
Presidential Theme - Sustainable Impact

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