Distinguished JCI Nigeria Members,
Happy New month of March and we wish our Christian faithful a Happy Ash Wednesday as we commence the Lenten season.
I congratulate all members for the successful outing at the South West Conference which held at Orchid Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Much kudos to Executive Vice President Sayo Ojo, the two Vice Presidents Oluwatoyin Atanda, Abiola Olorunnisola and the entire South West Area Team.
I must particularly thank our host, JCI Ikeja for the tenacity and great sacrifice.
Yes, there were hitches here and there but the responsibility and oneness displayed by our members stood out and show cased that we are an organization with responsible members.
The month of February has come and gone and our members made great impact in their community and as an organization, we were able to carry out twenty-two impactful projects in our communities as detailed below.
The National body appeals that our Local Organizations should ensure that we embrace the Active citizen’s framework in the planning and execution of our solution providing projects in our communities.
Please feel free to reach out to the National Director of Program and Projects in case of any clarifications.
It is important we meet the desired expectation as a TEAM despite our numbers with good communication.
PROJECTS EXECUTED IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY
1. JCIN FUTA – PROJECT CURB BIRTH COMPLICATIONS
2. JCI OLUYOLE – DO AGRIC WALK INITIATIVE
3. JCI BENIN METRO – Cancer Awareness Reach out
4. JCI IKEJA - StandUp2Cancer
5. JCI EKO – Gladstone Awoniyi Cancer Awareness
6. JCIN KEN SARO WIWA – CLOCK TOWER PROJECT (RE-PAINTING)
7. JCI ABUJA METRO – VALENTINE DAY CELEBRATION WITH IDPS
8. JCIN EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY – LOVE FEAST WITH PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
9. JCI PH METRO/JCI RSUST – MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A Child’s Life/Love Visit
10. JCI ASABA/JCI DELSU ANWAI – Valentine with less Privileged
11. JCIN FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO – I CARE PROJECT
12. JCIN OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY – THE FUTURE SEEN HALF-NAKED
13. JCI ANAMBRA – BED NETS PROJECT
14. JCI BENIN METRO – BLOOD DRIVE /Save a Soul
15. JCIN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA – PROVIDE THE NEED
16. JCIN THE POLYTECHNIC IBADAN – MATRICULATION LIKE NO OTHER
17. JCI ROCKCITY – ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
18. JCIN UNILORIN – STREET EDU
19. JCIN THE OKEOGUN POLYTECHNIC, SAKI PICK A MILLION DIRT PROJECT
20. JCIN MOSHOOD ABIOLA POLYTECHNIC, ABEOKUTA – SAY NO TO LITTERING
21. JCI LAGOS CITY – BANJO/AGAPTUS SAFETY SEMINAR
22. JCI ASO – PROJECT HOPE
JCI NIGERIA COMMUNICATION
We have commenced the migration of our communication media from the yahoo mailing list to a centralized and better equipped Microsoft Office 365.
The National Board members have been migrated and all Local Organisation presidents will be moved before the end of March 2017.
This exercise will be concluded by the end of the second quarter of the year to ensure we migrate all members of JCI Nigeria to the new MAILING LIST.
Many thanks to the 2015 and 2016 Team led by JCI Senator Seun Osikalu and JCI Amb. Tunji Oyeyemi for securing this platform for JCI Nigeria.
This process will assist JCI Nigeria build a realistic membership database.
We implore our Local Presidents to send in their Local Organization membership database to expedite this process to the National Secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first leg of this exercise has not been very successful due to the very poor feedback received from our Local Organization Presidents.
I use this medium to encourage all members to put their Local Presidents to task and ensure a submission on their position is made on the JCI Nigeria of their ideal.
We are striving hard to ensure that our National organization runs in a system and better policies to ensure valued service to all members.
At the last Executive and Board Meeting in Lagos, the following appointments were regularized and approved.
MET Director Connect – Stanley Nwosu, JCI Garden CityDirector,
Let’s do it Campaign – Olayiwola Danyiwo, JCI Abeokuta
Congratulations to both members and we hope they will excel in their duties to make JCI Nigeria better.
JCI NIGERIA EVENTS
March 9 is very significant in JCI Nigeria. The day marks the very first General Assembly to hold in Africa and Middle East Area of JCI. Congratulations to the leaders and entire members of JCI Lagos Metro for the continuous leadership and mentor ship. Congratulations JCI Nigeria.Collegiate Conference: Approval was granted by the National Board for the 2017 Collegiate Conference to be hosted by JCI Nigeria Enugu State University of Science and Technology on 18th to 21st May 2017The South South/East Conference will be holding in the same city of Enugu hosted by JCI Enugu in June.
In March, we hope to strengthen our visibility and partnership drive with potential stakeholders. Efforts are in place to ensure that our organization is repositioned to its place of Glory.
NIPPON/ JCI Leprosy Project: Worthy of note is the great applaud we received as a National Organization on the Leprosy Campaign by JCI. We have been given another opportunity for re-application and sincerely hope this will come through in the best time approved. We sincerely thank all our partners Directorate of Communications, Local Organizations and Members for making us stand out among other National Organizations on this Campaign.
Nigerian Export Promotion Council: Our relationship with the Organization in encouraging the promotion of local content has been approved. We are discussing the terms of participation by both parties.
Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas: We shall play host and partner with them on the Project ADIPT (ANPA Disease Intervention & Prevention Team) in April. This shall hold in Eti-osa and Lagos Island Local Government Areas in Lagos State. Our Team will work with Local Organizations in these environs to make the best of this impactful project.
The National Directorate of Training sponsored by the Senate Association of JCI Nigeria will be organizing the 19thLeadership Academy in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
We have thirty participants from across the entire districts of JCI Nigeria represented.
We sincerely thank the JCI Nigeria Senate Association for this annual support to the development of our members.
The Senate Reunion will be taking place from 24th – 26th March in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It is our hope that our Senators all across Nigeria will come and enjoy the serenity of Akwa Ibom State.
The event registration portal is opened on www.jci.ng
SAVE DAMI PROJECT
Just this week, the Executive Committee relaunched the SAVE DAMILOLA PROJECT to ensure the well being of one of our members, Damilola Okunade.
For clearer details on this please feel free to call EVP North West Adetola Juyitan and EVP South West Sayo Ojo on 08033184682 and 08030824638 respectively.
THE 60th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
The 60th Anniversary Committee led by JCI Senator Ola Ogunlana unveiled the 60thAnniversary logo at the just concluded South West Conference.
The committee will be decentralizing information across the districts in this new month and sharing JCI Nigeria 60thAnniversary Calendar.
The last fifty-nine days of our TURNING POINT journey has been very enlightening and we appreciate the massive support from every member of JCI Nigeria.
We have had both lows and highs but view a very optimistic future of the agenda.
I can only say God bless you, God bless JCI Nigeria.
Ojo Babajide Richard
2017 National President