Stewardship Report for the Month of March

Apr 11th 2016

Dear Active Citizens,
I sincerely apologize for sharing with you our stewardship report for the month of March a little late. We had our hands full with projects, programs, visitations and preparation for AMEC 2016, but it is better late than never.
The month of March was very busy for us all as it is our impact month for health related projects. I want to appreciate you all for participating in the health awareness campaign, health check-ups, provision of drugs, in some cases donation of bed nets. I want to implore our distinguished Local Presidents to make the reports available to the secretariat as we ‎all know, those on our records will be rewarded at the end of the year.
In our tradition of recognition of chapters that made us proud for each month, permit me to list and appreciate these chapters for putting up beautiful projects in the month of March:
• ‎Life after School... JCI Nigeria Uniport in collaboration with JCI Portharcourt Metro
• #Mycommunitymyresponsibility# ; The Twitter Chat which featured Mr. Babajide Fadoju, S.A. to Oyo State Governor on New/Digital Media by JCI Oluyole
• JCIN South West Collegiate Team Project #IMPACTOYO 2016‎.
• ‎JCI Akure Medical Outreach.
• ‎World Cancer Day - in partnership with optimal cancer care By JCI Festac.
• ‎Project hope by JCI Aso
• Free medical outreach by JCI Ph Metro
• "Who will show me love" by JCI LAGOS ROYALE
• Secondary school ‎debate by JCI Ikeja
• Unveiling and mounting of hostel door tag by JCIN PTI
• Free medical test by JCIN Mapoly
• "The Power of Active citizen"  with Seun Akinrinde by JCI Oluyole
• City health mission by JCI Heartland
• International women's Day Celebration by JCI VI
• Banjo/Agaptus safety seminar by JCI Lagos City
• ‎Jaycees against youth Smoking by JCI Eko
• Unite to end TB by JCI Ph Metro
• Tuberculosis campaign by JCI Trans-Amadi
• Project lifeline by JCI Lagos Coral
• Toyin Aluko health forum by JCIN Yabatech
• Wheel tyre waste bin donations by JCI Abeokuta
• Easter Picnic Fiesta by JCI Premier
• Lassa Fever campaign by JCI JOS city
• JCI Nigeria Annual Folusho Oluleye Sports Festival by JCI Ibadan 
• The economy and I hosted by director of business JCI Nigeria
Among others. 
I want to charge us once more to make greater impact in the month of April.
As part of our effort to give JCI Nigeria more visibility among youths and to increase our membership base and recognition among government agencies, we approached the management of NYSC early in the year for approval to include JCI courses (JCI Impact and Active citizen frame work) in the list of trainings to be conducted for Corp members during orientation camps. On 17th March, the management of NATIONAL Youth Service Corps approved and granted our request to conduct trainings for Corps members, starting with Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Abuja and Lagos camps during the forth-coming 2016 Batch “A” stream 1 and 2 orientation camps. This is an opportunity of a life time and we must explore to expand our reach to more young people in Nigeria. 
Dear members, the role of getting quality partners for our National organization cannot be over emphasized. As your representative at the National level, we will continue to seek for quality partners for our organization. Earlier in the month under-review we met with President and Executive members of ANPA in Abuja. At the end of our discussions, JCI Nigeria and ANPA agreed to collaborate for advocacy work on malaria control, cessation, maternal mortality and other health related issues. ANPA will provide materials and resources for our interested local chapters while JCI Nigeria will manage the framework and implement the MOU. 
The 18th edition of the JCI Nigeria Leadership Academy commenced on Wednesday, 30th March, 2016 with 27 active citizens from 26 Local Organizations across Nigeria. The three days was filled with trainings and problem solving sessions and  activities such as classroom trainings, debate, aerobic, quiz, treasure hunt, and different form of impactful presentations aimed at promoting confidence in public speaking, time management, personal discipline, collaboration, resilience and diligence in the participants.  At the end of the academy, Seun-Bakare-Robinson emerged as the Most Outstanding Participant. I challenge the winner and her team to lead where they are and #JustAct
On behalf of JCI Nigeria members, I sincerely appreciate the Distinguish Senate Chair, JCI Senator  Jokotade Odebunmi and entire members of JCI Nigeria Senate Association for sponsoring the leadership academy for the third year in a roll. The return on investment in the future of our organization through the academy is immense. We are already seeing the fruits of your great investments. We also appreciate the evidently competent faculty head of the academy, JCI Sen Adetola Sogbesan for sharing his wealth of experience and for his commitment to the development of human capacity necessary to create positive change in our nation. We appreciate your time and the energy committed to the success of the Academy.
The 2016 Folusho Oluleye sport competition has come and gone but the good memory of the games and fun will continue to strengthen the bond of friendship which is the essence of this annual sport get-together event. I must commend the host Local organization JCI Ibadan for continuing this annual sport event. My commendation also goes to all Local organizations that participated at this colorful event. Going forward we plan to review this National program with the host chapter within the shortest time possible. A committee will be set up next week and Immediate Past National President, Seun Osikalu will be the chairman of the committee. 
Our peace is possible train is on full blast with the flag flying very high all over the country through the commitment and action of our Local organizations. As part of our continued effort in ensuring participation in this laudable campaign I lead delegation of National Board members, on a courtesy visit to the Palace of Olubadan and the Paramount Ruler of Ibadan land, His Royal Majesty Oba Saliu Adetunji. Oba Adetunji endorsed the campaign and he is our ambassador for Peace is possible campaign. He enjoined every leader to continue to promote the message of peace in their various communities.
As stated in my steward report for the month of February, we are keen on cleaning our books by presenting to the General Assemble of JCI Nigeria through mail ballots, Local organizations that have defaulted in their financial obligations to the National organization and JCI. The National Treasurer is compiling the list of Local organizations who have failed to meet their financial commitment as provided by the JCI Nigeria Constitution for presentation to the General Assembly.
I appreciate the commitment of local organizations that have paid their financial dues and those who have made commitment to clear all backlog of their outstanding financial dues. 
To all Local organizations that I was not able to honor their invitation, I apologize. I want to assure you that I value the sustainable impact you are making in your various communities. I would make plan to be with you in future events. We are elected to serve you and we will continue to do our best.
As we move forward in our journey of sustainable impact, let us continue with renewed vigor, let not relent our effort in creating a more peaceful world for us all and the coming generation. We are inspired by the success recorded in the first quarter and we promise to put more effort in making sustainable impact. 
Thank you.
Olatunji Oyeyemi
2016 President JCI Nigeria
Presidential Theme - Sustainable Impact
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