The national President of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ojo Babatunde Richard has said that the non-profit Organisation trains young minds on how to take charge of their future.
In an interview with TheGuardian, the insurance broker said JCI as an international Organisation has the vision of ensuring peace globally.
Babatunde recounted the achievements of the Organisation which he said has been in existence for over a century.
“Our organisation is 102 years old and in Nigeria, it is our 60th year. So far, in our 102 years of existence, we have been able to produce a world president. It is a very robust organisation that helps young people become active in their society. We also develop skills at JCI, the knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.”
When questioned for the reason why the Organisation makes youths its target, he said, “We believe that the future of the world lies with young people.”
While streamlining the Organisation’s achievements in Nigeria, Babatunde said, “Every community has its own peculiar challenges. As active citizens, we have tried to identify with those communities, where we find ourselves and to find solutions to the problems in those communities. Part of these is the National Sanitation Day, which was started by JCI members in Lagos, and the distribution of mosquito nets all over the world.”