Not more than 11 local governments out of 16 local governments in the 2022 Ekiti Gubernatorial Election have been said to have fraught with vote-buying.
The Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, (JDPMC) Osogbo made this known while speaking with the newsmen
at her election situation room in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state.
The group noted that it gathered the fact from the field report through its trained and accredited 80 observers deployed across 16 local Governments of the state.
Reacting to the situation, the General Coordinator of the JDPMC, Osogbo, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi said ” It is saddened that
this kind of primitive practice is still operational in this age despite the large scale of sensitization and voters’ education by the stakeholders concerned,
It is a statement of fact that there is poverty in the land we are not oblivion of this but then, this display of its second fiddle cannot solve the situation either”.
He stated further that the organization will not deter in trying her best to make sure that people take responsibility for themselves and true change they seek would have to begin with them.
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
Poor security alertness and public awareness by the Nigerians have been ascribed to one of the major sources of the spate of insecurity syndrome ravaging the country which are ranging from culture of indifference, accessory, fear and many more. Read more
It was indeed a timely answered prayer for the family of Risikatu Badmus, a Mother of fifteen years old year, Abdulahi Badmus in Temidire Estate Osogbo when the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC) of Osogbo in her usually characteristic manner extended her health intervention called Service Delivery to her son by paying for his ear surgery. Read more
The General Coordinator of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre of the Diocese of Osogbo, Rev.Fr. Peter Akinkunmi has frowned at corrupt Leaders in Nigeria who have been making nation building a very-hard goal to achieve as a result of personal and inordinate ambition.
Addressing the noble gathering at Annual Democracy Day 2019 organized by the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre held at the Diocesan Hall, Catholic Bishop’s House, Oke-Aye, Osogbo, Rev.Fr. Akinkunmi reminded the youths present at the occasion that they were heirs and heiresses of the Nigeria good heritage which came through by the determined efforts of the founding fathers of the Country, Nigeria even at the cost of their own dear lives. He expressed his displeasure at a great-poor level the potentials and resources were not maximized being to the full scales despite its huge profits to Nigerians irrespective of Age, Tribes or Status. He attributed this unpleasant state to the Greediness and lack of patriotism on the part of Leaders who are at the helm of affairs.
The Coordinator noted further that, relocating orientation that has permeated the Nigerians’ cultural fabrics and psyche would not be the best alternative for the health status of the country considering the number of sectors that would suffer for it.
He therefore charged the in-school youths present to pay attention to the details of the task of the past heroes and good that has come out of their sacrifice so far, added that it would do Nigeria great favour if they could rise to the occasion of ugly trend of improper and corruptible Leadership and rule that has pervaded Nigeria.
“If the past Heroes could succeed to overcome Military rule then, stamping out corruptible Leaders and obnoxious rule were also achievable. Building on the potentials and resources left behind should be your top priority so that life will judge you on the side of record.
There is no better time than now to fight corrupt cabals arrogating nation’s resources to themselves and who are making nation building frustrating for us because nobody will do it for us; it is a collective responsibility and this is a rationale behind our gathering today,” he concluded.
Other events used to commemorate the 2019 Democracy day was a panel session with two discussants, retired Justice Olamide Oloyede of Adeleke University and Dr. Ogunyemi of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Osun State who both discussed on the theme “Democracy and the future of Nigeria and Nigerians” which was moderated by Mr Festus Ojewumi. They both summited that Democracy by its make ups gave rooms for full happiness of mankind which must not be usurped by political leaders.
The Duo also expressed optimism that Nigeria would rise and get to its enviable height but advised Governments at all levels to stay true to the pristine tenets and values of the Democracy such as Accountability and Transparency most especially recognition of People’s will while recommending restructuring as an alternative panacea, if all the sectors in Nigeria must work well and fast.
In his remark, the Programme Manager of the Democracy and Good Governance of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre Diocese of Osogbo, Mr. Festus Ojewumi stressed that gathering was not for fun but to lay more credence to the essence of Democracy in order for it get to its right footing in the Nigeria’s political space. He urged the motley crowd, youths in particular to go back to the drawing board so as to come up action plan that would surge the Country forward better.
The event also witnessed Cultural dance being displayed by the Students of Roseful International School and Ataoja High School, Osogbo and also a quiz competition where Six Senior secondary School Students participated. The event came to a close with the presentation of gifts to the Schools and Students who participated at the quiz competition and the group photographs were taken at the end of the day.
Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo is a 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. it carries out the prophetic mission of the Catholic Church in the world through the social transformation of the society, especially in the areas of Democracy and Governance, Human Rights, Sustainable Rural Development, Environmental Education and Action, Preventive Health Awareness (HIV/AIDS), Women Empowerment, Youth Development, Promotion of Social Justice, Peace Building, as well as Conflict Resolution and Management without any bias to race, gender, religion, tongue and colour.
JOB Vacancy at Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC) Catholic Diocese of Osogbo for a Legal Officer, 14th March, 2019.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Legal Officer
Location: Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
Directly reporting to: Programme Supervisor, Justice and Human Rights Department
- Training of people on matters relating to human rights in relation to holistic human development
- Providing technical assistance to beneficiaries where and when necessary.
- Planning and working with the Programme Supervisor and other responsible persons for the overall success of the organization
- Continuous implementation of on-going Human Rights-related projects and developing plans for more opportunities in that area.
- Documentation of all activities of the departments as well as writing acceptable reports
Interested applicant must:
- Possess a first degree in Law or any relevant field with not less than second class division.
- Have strong passion for development work and post- NYSC experience in a reputable Non- governmental Organization.
- Possess relevant skills such as:
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Good computer skills especially in the use of publishing tools
- Multi-tasking skills
- Excellent planning and prioritization skills.
- Be a person of high integrity, must be creative, able to work effectively in a diverse team, willing to work additional hours at crucial times and takes initiative.
Note: A male with vast experience in Development work is desirable
How to apply
interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae in one document and PDF attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Interview date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4TH OF APRIL, 2019