2017 National President Welcome Address

Distinguished JCI Nigeria Members,
 
Compliments of the Season and Happy New year to you all. It gives me great pleasure to address you today as the 2017 JCI Nigeria President. 
 
We have worked hard to build our National Organization through the direct responsiveness and impact made by you all through our vibrant local Organizations taking action in their communities. 
 
My sincere appreciation to all JCI Nigeria Presidents from 1957 to date. Worthy of note is JCI Ambassador Olatunji Oyeyemi for his excellent leadership and sacrifice in steering the affairs of our Organization that we are set to continue.  I will also recognize JCI Senator Paschal Dike for spending the last 365 days representing our National Organization as JCI President.
 
A few hours ago, the 2016 National President Tunji Oyeyemi gave a sympathetic note on the loss of our member Benedicta Zangzee from JCI Nigeria Federal Polytechnic Bauchi on 30th December 2016. In April 2016, they had earlier lost a member Late George Morris in whose name an annual project was endowed. We pray that the Almighty God grant repose to the deceased and fortitude to the Family to bear this loss. 
 
Our Organization is celebrating its 60 (Sixty) years of existence in Nigeria. Sixty years of Impact, Sixty years of Brotherhood and much more Sixty years of contributing to the development of our society. Looking back will make us appreciate our dear Organization and ourselves. Let us not linger on our inadequacies but celebrate the success we have achieved collectively over the years. Great leaders we have churned out in different realms of life that are contributing to the National development of our country Nigeria. 
 
TURNING POINT is the promise I made and we shall collectively achieve this. The TURNING POINT wheel is to address pertinent and fundamental areas of what makes our Organization vibrant and unique. I can assure you that we know the issues to deal with and we shall together as a team, work hard to set a pace for the next generation to improve on.
 
The bedrock of a sound National Organization comprises of good values, Integrity, Friendship and most importantly a very good Secretariat.   Collectively, we shall make right the wrongs in the system. It is very important that we bring back true friendship among members who serve for a common IMPACT.
 
Our National Organization has come to a point that we need to take decisive bold step to engage local Organizations to fulfill the aspirations of every member of the Organization in taking responsibility and becoming active citizens in their Communities. Our Structure is in place within the Board of Directors to amplify the Administrative functions, operations and process of the JCI Nigeria National Secretariat. This Frame work is a seemingly work-template that will be adopted to build a standard and stronger national organization
 
Please find detailed below a TURNING POINT Team of young people who are ready to learn and give their best in Turning around our national organization in 2017.
 
S/N
OFFICE
NAME
LOCAL ORGANISATION
1
President
Ojo Babajide Richard
JCI Aso
2
Immediate Past President/ Board Chairman
Tunji Oyeyemi
JCI Akure
3
General Legal Counsel
Taofeek Are
JCI Kano
4
National Treasurer
Iyiola Folayan
JCI Ibadan
5
National Executive Vice President Area  South-West
Sayo Ojo
JCI Oluyole
6
National Executive Vice President Area  South-South, South East
Onyinye Mbeledogu
JCI Portharcourt Metro
7
National Executive Vice President Area  North West
Adetola Juyitan
JCI Victoria Island
8
National Executive Vice President Area  North-East
Kunle Omowaye
JCI Akure
9
National Vice President Area  South West 1
Olorunisola Abiola
JCI Abeokuta
10
National Vice President Area  South West 2
Toyin Atanda
JCI Festac
11
National Vice President Area  South-South, South East 1
Wale Bakare
JCI Ibadan
12
National Vice President Area South-South, South East 2
Kunle Odelusi
JCI Akure
13
National Vice President Area North-West 1
Adeyemo Adeonipekun
JCI Lagos Metro
14
National Vice President Area  North-West 2
Tosin Ola-Balogun
JCI Eko
15
National Vice President Area  North-East 1
Aina Segun Aina
JCI Aso
16
National Vice President Area  North-East 2
Edward Francis
JCI Jos
17
Director of Communication
Bamitola Akin
JCI Oluyole
18
Director of Business Affairs
Patrick Uhegbu
Lagos Coral
19
Director of Growth & Extension
Soluade Abiodun
JCI Ota
20
Director of Int'l Affairs
Emeka Mojekwu
JCI Aso
21
Director of Training
Tosin Ligali
JCI Ikeja
22
Director Programme and projects
Rasheed Balogun
JCI Enugu
23
Director United Nations & NGO
Adedayo Daramola
JCI ASO
24
Director of Corporate Organizations, Civil Society  & Government Agencies
Kiemma Olaniyan
JCI Abuja Unity
25
Director, National Convention
Basi Akujobi
JCI Ikoyi
26
MET Director Sustainable development Goals
Josephine Osigbeme
JCI Transamadi
27
MET Director Collaborate
Kehinde Adedeji
JCI Lagos City
28
MET Director Motivate
Erasmus Japheth
JCI Kano
29
MET Director Invest
Nyechi Mark-Woke
JCI Portharcourt Metro
30
MET Director Impact
Amos Cole
JCI Benin
31
MET Director Peace is Possible
Paul Akingbola
JCI Kwara
32
Chairman, Collegiate Council
Abimbola Ajibade
JCI Federalpoly Offa
33
National Editor
Century Favour
JCI Abuja Unity
 
     
 
STATUTORY COMMITTEE
   
34
Chairman TOYP
Bisi Ogunwale
JCI Lagos Royale
35
Chairman Strategic Planning Committee
Ayodeji Oliver Ajayi
JCI Rock-city
36
Chairman Secretariat Development
Olamide Akin Balogun
JCI Ikeja
37
Chairman Awards & Documentation
Toyin Ajani
JCI Victoria Island
       
 
Presidency
 
 
38
Chief Executive Assistant
Oluchi Onwumere
 
39
Personal Assistant
Ojo Ayodeji
 
 
 
JCI NIGERIA NATIONAL DEBATE
To start the year, we shall have a National Debate to discourse the vision and norms of our National Organization. We hope that this exercise shall remodel our thoughts, build friendlier atmosphere and increase our responsive action to making impact as an organization in Nigeria. A National Debate Advisory Committee has been set up to work with the Executive Vice Presidents in each Area with a 2 months period to collate their reports and make way for our Four year Strategic Plan.
This is a great opportunity to address the existence and operation of our National Organisation and all stakeholders (Local Organizations, Collegiate Structure, JCI Senators, JCI Nigeria Alumni and JCI Nigeria Foundation)
 
I encourage all members to put their Local Organization leaders to task and participate actively in making their submissions at the January/ February ACOPs meeting through out the National Organization.
 
This Committee shall be chaired by 2001 JCI Nigeria President, JCI Senator Kunbi Wuraola.
 
FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES
The following National Programmes shall be flagged in 2017.
1.    The JCI Nigeria i-smart (Inspire Students to be motivated, Assertive, responsive and Transformative)
2.    The JCI Nigeria Youth Agenda for Development.  
 
There execution shall be deployed through your Local Organization President.  
 
60 YEARS ANNIVERSARY
The Committee set up by President Tunji Oyeyemi shall continue their Job with an expanded scope to implement and organize a befitting anniversary celebration for our national organization at large.  JCI Senator Ola Ogunlana chairs the committee.
 
BRAND IDENTITY AND AWARENESS
In the last two years, we have spent great effort in ensuring that our Brand speaks beyond our borders of our local organization. JCI is a brand that we all pay our dues to use through our local Organizations. We shall propagate the correct use of our Brand by members and Publicize same in our community using traditional and social media outreach. Our recognition as a major player among Youth Organizations in Nigeria by the Government shall be a priorit

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