‘IGBEAYE AWON OMODE’ is at it again!

Today is another interesting episode of your favourite weekly radio programme ‘IGBEAYE AWON OMODE’. A child’s right radio programme focuses on rights of every child and total well being in the society, Osun state and Nigeria as whole.

An astute Social Development worker as she will be doing Justice to the topic. Join the conversation at 5 pm today on rave 91.7fm as it promises to be thought-provoking.

Children’s Day: “you are not alone in the journey of life”-JDPMC assures children

The Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has reaffirmed her commitment towards care,support and protection of the rights of vulnerable children in Nigeria particularly Osun state communities.

The General Coordinator of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi made this known in his Children’s Day message at the special outreach to the Orphanages in the state, in commemoration of the Children’s Day.

Fr.Akinkunmi stated that  this covid 19 pandemic has really had an unkind effect on children, schools are on-hold, children are not allowed to play on the playgrounds, so many things that excite children have been suspended indefinitely, similarly, children are experiencing the harshness of the economic challenges posed on adults, we are committed to protect  children being abused and facing tortures  as a result of  uncouth emotional outburst of adults, with the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre  and her partner Kindermission werk the Children are not alone in the journey of life.

“One of our basic tenets in our organization is protection of children holistically. We carefully chose this occasion to show love to these children in order to mark their Day as it is true that majority of them might have never experienced such due to their background or circumstances of their birth. But beyond this clause, it is part of our mandate in our organization to show them we truly  love them  and  that they are important  to us,irrespective of their religion, sex,  social-status, tribe, background or colour, the Catholic church is known for her generosity and love wile protecting the dignity of the recipients of such services,

Let it be known that we are strongly committed to the matter of any child in this state, therefore no one should dare to assault or infringe on their rights. I want to assure them all that they are not alone in the journey of life because JDPMC is more than willing to help every child to access  a meaningful life.”, he affirmed.

In their separate remarks, Rev. Sr.Akinlotan Elizabeth of Little Angels of Fatima Osogbo and Mr.Babrinde of Children of Abiye Orphanages appreciated the kind gesture extended to the children which she described as a timely intervention that would not be taken for granted. They therefore pledged to do more as they receive grace from God.


Defilement: JDPMC seeks Justice for a 13-year old rape victim.


A prominent faith-based and non-governmental organization in Osun state popularly known as Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has advocated for the swift Justice over an alleged rape case of 13-year old girl (name withheld) in Ilesa, Osun state by her grandparents’tenant who was identified as Adedeji Adetunji.

The victim, who lived with her grandparents upon the death of her mother and abandonment by her father, reported the incident to her grandparents the very first time the alleged rapist took advantage of her. However, due to perceived financial implications of prosecution of cases and lack of information about structures that could defend fundamental rights of people especially indigent persons, the old and poor grandparents could not report the matter but only action taken by the victim’s grandparents in 2019 when the suspect first committed the offence was to insist that the rapist signed an undertaken never to abuse the victim again but contrary to the undertaken signed by the rapist, he continued with his evil act.

It was reported by the victim that the suspect had been serially violating her by covering her face before taking her to his room where he usually raped her and threatened to kill her if she ever told anybody. She further stated that the suspect always monitored her grandparent’s movement and took advantage of her grandparents’ absence to carry out the dastardly mission.

This had been lingered on until the situation assumed a different dimension on the 2nd of February 2020 when the victim took a bold step to confide in someone, who later enlightened and informed the grandparents of the victim of structures available for the protection of fundamental rights for no cost.

Following this development, it was gathered that the suspect was arrested and arraigned before Justice Adesayo of the Magistrate court 2 in Ilesha, Osun state.  The alleged rapist however pleaded not guilty.

Reacting to the development, the Legal Aid Officer of the JDPMC; Barrister Onoja Veronica assured Nigerians, most importantly the family of the Victim that Justice would not be perverted but rather duly served as the Organization was committed to the case and had channeled the matter to the appropriate quarters for necessary actions.

“It has become obvious that some people are enemies of the future of our community because they have made it their goal to destroy the proper development of children who are our future. Hence, all hands must be on deck to protect our children (especially our girls) from these bad elements by teaching our children basic protection strategies and speaking out against such persons. On the part of JDPMC, we shall ensure justice is done and the perpetrator punished accordingly,” She affirmed.

Meanwhile case has been adjourned to 21st of May, 2020.

Osun Traditional Birth Attendants pledge support to JDPMC to end Mother to Child transmission of HIV.

Not less three hundred Traditional/Community Attendants across twenty four Local Governments in Osun State namely Atakunmosa East, Atakunmosa West, Boluwaduro, Boripe, Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, Ife central,Ife East, Ife North, Ife South, Ifelodun, Ila, Ilesa East, Ilesa west, Obokun, Odo Otin, Ola-Oluwa, Olorunda, Oriade and Osogbo  have thrown their weight behind the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC) Osogbo in the quest  to prevent mother to child transmission  of HIV. Read more

Child’s Right: ” Wake up to your duties to your children, remember they are our future leaders”- JDPMC enjoins parents.

A leading Faith-based Charity, Non-Governmental, Non-Political, and Not-for-profit Organization, established for the promotion of social development activities aimed at improving the standard of living of people and their quality of life, alleviating the suffering of the oppressed, the marginalized and the less privileged by influencing public policies and empowering people to be self-reliant in the Osun State also known as the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre of Osogbo (JDPMC) has vehemently warned parents across the state to learn to wake up to their various parental responsibilities and duties to their children so that they become good ambassadors of the country.

The Clarion Call was made during two days Child’s Right rally organized by the Department of Integrated Human Development/Child Care of the Organization which cut across Irepodun and Orolu Local Governments with the aim of bringing the understanding and knowledge of Child’s Right to the every community.

According to the Programme Supervisor, Mrs. Juliet Akande “We are here to sensitize the parents on the need to uphold and protect the Rights of their Wards and why they should take their education as a priority that must not suffer a shortchange, not to subject them to hard labour, corporal punishment on a minor offence of worth-verbal corrections. Most of all, giving them adequate attentions they deserve as stipulated by law. The level of school attrition here is alarming and for this reason; we are appealing to the parents and guardians to live up to their duties  so as to raise proper children  as future Leaders, for these kids are the tomorrow country’s glory,” She maintained. 

Also speaking, the programme Officer, Mrs. Damilola Arowolo stated that the rally was part of action plans of the Integrated Human Development/Child Care under the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre to eliminate  illiteracy and child’s right violations among the children thereby promoting equal opportunities for them in accordance with law of the land.


School Resumption: JDPMC doles out school materials for 78 Indigent Children.

In her usual style at every new session, JDPMC with one of her core mandates being Child’s rights protection reached out to indigent children  to support their rights to education by giving  school materials to the Seventy-eight vulnerable in –school children. Read more

JDPMC invites you to a world hepatitis Day.

The fight against Hepatitis is a collective responsibility. Find the missing millions is the theme of this year, for this reason Justice Development and Peace Makers of Osogbo in collaboration with other Civil Society Organizations in the Osun state request the honour of your presence to this year World Hepatitis Day.

Come and let us together chart a new direction to a free hepatitis society!

Are you ready?

Children’s Day: JDPMC felicitates with Children,promises unalloyed support for them.

Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre  has felicitated with all the Children across Nigeria especially the vulnerable ones in the Osun State on occasion of their epoch-making celebration Day.

This is contained in a Children’s Day message  signed by the General Coordinator,Rev.Fr. Peter Akinkunmi of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre through the Programme Supervisor of the department of Integrated Human Development, Mrs. Juliet Akande in Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo.

 According to him “In as much as children deserve the best of care, there is no doubt about the fact that many Nigerian Children are faced with untold hardship and abuse. They are at the receiving end of the poor socio-economic state of the country, these vulnerable children are faced with daunting challenges that snatch their childhood from them.

 Our heart and hands are open to all the children of the World, we celebrate you particularly our heart goes out to all the children whose childhood have been cut short by being forced to become house-hold Heads so early in life, the orphans, children who are enslaved in all forms of child labour, children who do not enjoy basic education, children from broken homes, children who are going through all forms of torture and abuse.

We also this occasion to identify with children with disabilities, and those battling with one disease or the other. The entire noble family of JDPMC wishes you a pleasant children’s Day celebration. May your tears be wiped and may you always be comforted in the hope that We and Our partners shall continue to work assiduously to ensure you have a great future and your beautiful souls deserve as We defend and protect your rights. Therefore we say happy Children’s  Day bright lights of our future.”

Rev.Fr. Akinkunmi further noted that it was very crucial for the parents and guardians to live up to their responsibilities as the Anchors so as not to incur the wrath of God as children are the heritage of God of whom must treated as such.

He therefore reaffirmed the Commitment and rock-solid passion of  JDPMC with the collaborative  support of their partners to Child protection and  welfare with the holistic development of our communities in perspective.




OSUN MINERS JUBILATE, AS JDPMC REACHES OUT TO THEM WITH FREE HEALTH CARE SERVICES • Describe the kind Gesture as timely and highly valued.

It was a moment of realization of the in-depth meaning of the saying “Health is Wealth” as Miners and association of Tipper drivers’ in Ilesa Atakumosa West Local Government of Osun State were visited by Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre Osogbo and provided with free medical outreach.

The free medical outreach was part of the on-going activities in promoting radical HIV/AIDS prevention and the adoption of healthier behaviour especially among the Miners.

Setting a record straight on the philosophy behind the outreach, the Programme Supervisor, Mrs. Juliet Akande who led the team noted that “Miners by the nature of their jobs work tirelessly with little cognizance of their Health status. They can be said to have less than an acceptable Health seeking behaviour.”

She stressed further thatJustice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre whose main goal is the holistic development of mankind undertook the  free Medical Outreach to extend the organization’s act of love to the Miners and Tipper Drivers. This has paid off and it can be vividly seen now that the turn out here today has really justified our coming.”

Health talk on Health awareness and the need for improved Health behaviour were parts of the matters they were sensitized about. The targeted groups and other willing community members were given opportunities to have blood pressure checks, determination of Body Mass Index, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) as well as prompt referral to the next level of care for those in need of such services.

Speaking on behalf of the Members of the targeted group and host community, Baba Iwa Olukani expressed gratitude to JDPMC and their amiable Partners for their thoughtfulness and consideration of the members of the groups, he added that with the activities there will definitely be an improvement in the Health and Wellness of the entire community.