JCI Nigeria Elects New National President

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L - R, Outgoing President, Olawale Bakare and the Incoming President, Abdullai Bala Attairu at the investiture ceremony in Ibadan

JCI is a global leadership organisation that develops leaders for the changing world and prides its mission in providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.


Junior Chamber International, Nigeria has elected Abdullai Bala Attairu as its 2023 national president.

Attairu was elected at the 50th national convention of the organisation that was recently held in Ibadan with other members of the organisations that were elected to serve as Executive Vice Presidents and National Vice Presidents at the various regions of the country.

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JCI is a global leadership organisation that develops leaders for the changing world and prides its mission in providing development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

In his presidential acceptance speech, Attahiru considered his election as a call to serve the organization, and humanity at large.

“I firmly believe that my over ten year sojourn as a member and having served in various leadership positions and capacities, gave me ample opportunity to appraise and fully understand the dynamics and workings of the system of this great organization”, he said.

He pointed out that the 2023 presidential theme – SEnD, will focus on driving strategic skill development, awakening members’ consciousness towards selfless service and taking responsibilities as members in line with the ‘YOUtility Concept’.

Attahiru further mentioned that the organisation will leverage senior members, and alumni, of the organisations in an all-round value exchange program, and also provide structure that will support the organisation.

He said that the next year’s focus is based on the desire to create a continuous structure that empowers members through a clear-cut framework, leveraging on People, Processes and Technology where Local Organizations can effectively and efficiently run..

“Over the years, the organisation has produced inspiring experiences and developed members that have significantly contributed to its brand. Through the organisation, people have secured employment, sealed massive business deals, and even made a life-changing network through the platform it has provided”

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“We need to look into the fundamentals of our organisation and develop a strategy that considers our peculiarity and propels us to a state where our leaders and ourselves have envisioned us to be. Indeed, this won’t be a year-long journey, as the destination will continue to be a mirage, but the process will be initiated, and aimed towards sustainability”, he said.

Attairu joined the organisation in 2010 as a collegiate member at University of Ilorin, and has moved to the different cadre of the organisations where he has held different leadership positions which include General Legal Counsel, JCI ASO in 2015; elected as the President of the same Local Organisation in 2019.

He was elected as National Vice President of the organsiation in 2021; Executive Vice President in 2021 and appointed as 2022 General Legal Counsel of the organisation.

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