Justice, Development & Peace Movement

Catholic Diocese Of Oyo



Democratic governance sustenance remains a viable system not just for its operation ability but also o for its fairness, equity, and peaceful co-existence among the people. It is a system that allows a strong interactive interface between all and sundry unlike other types of government. Hence, the “Development Hive”, which was held on 9-10 August 2018 at the JDP office, Mabolaje Oyo was the first of its kind in Oyo State. The theme of the program was "Citizen Advancing Budget Performance in Social Infrastructure in Oyo and its Environs". It featured members of Civil Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) Oyo zone, delegates from Kisi, Igbeti, Igboho and Saki, lawmakers from the State House of Assembly and

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Not all human beings are endowed with a strong zeal of commitment to the gospel and secular activities at the same time because even though the grace is sufficient for all, not everyone has the stability of austere and spiritual celibacy. But whenever we come across one, such fellow deserved to be celebrated because it is never easy. This didn't just fit into the life of one of the most blessed clergies in the Catholic Diocese of Oyo, rather it commands a lot of respect and admiration because of her strong stand on social and religious causes. No doubt, the exhilarating session filled with an unimaginable nostalgic feeling rocked JDPM Oyo as the Head, Admin and Human Resources of the organization, Rev Sister Victoria

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The emergence of a digitalized form of e-commerce and e-business has made all forms of transactions very easy in the last few years. Although, armed robbery and theft at gun points have never ceased for a while but have reduced because this paradigm shift in the financial transactions sphere have minimized usual way of carrying cash around and as such, put a drastic reduction to people's assault in the public.

Hence, this has not eluded the JDPM in recent time as it facilitated a seminar through her Ave Maria Multipurpose Venture with etranzact, an indigenous e-business outfit on "Pocketmoni” a digitally trending platform where

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Following the prerogative order by the Oyo State Judiciary system on the 24th July, 2018 that inmates should be released from various prisons across the state in order to address the issue of congestion amongst others, the JDPM team swung into action as the body facilitated the relocation of 38 out of 44 freed inmates from the Abolongo Medium Prison, Ori-Awo, Oyo town. This is in consonance with one of the core mission of the Oyo Catholic Diocesan Congress of Prison Pastoral Care (OCDCPPC). The body which comprises of independent units, each with a specific function has been on the forefront of humanitarian and civil causes for more than a decade in the Catholic Diocese of Oyo. The (OCDCPPC)'s body is made

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As an apostle of Child's Rights and dignity of  person in the society, the JDPM Oyo came to the rescue of a helpless daughter of a woman who has been unproductive for a while in Ilora, Afijio local government area of Oyo State. The teen girl in her early adolescent was said to have been subjected to a series of hard labor for a long time because of her parent's negligence. She has been the sole breadwinner of the family for a while, she peeled cassava and fried gaari at the local factory, sometimes after the school hours and on weekends in order to get some money. Esther has been so productive and in fact, striving hard to keep the fate of her vision to be an achiever for so long.


the Relief materialsHer shocking state of financial problem and obvious penury came to our notice through the Child’s Rights facilitator and the members of staff in LA Primary School, Aro

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Oyo Catholic Faithful Agog, As Monsignor Paul Adegboyega Olawoore Ordained Bishop in Ilorin

All roads lead to Ilorin, Kwara State Capital as history was made on the 13th July 2018 as Rt. Rev. Msgr Paul Olawoore was ordained as the Bishop-Elect for the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral, Taiwo road, Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria. The illustrious son of Idiko Ago, Oyo state, was a cynosure of all eyes as his daring priesthood sojourn led him to a greater place since his elevation to the post of coadjutor by his Holiness, Pope Francis for the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin on the 4th April 2018. The Episcopal Ordination featured Bishops Emeritus, Archbishops, Bishops, Monsignors, Rev Fathers, Knights and other high priests from far and near Nigeria as well as acquaintances from

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The Politics and Human Rights Department of the Justice, Development Peace Movement (JDPM) Oyo, visited the office of the Justice, Development, and Peace Maker's Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo on 4th July 2018. The purpose of the visit was to enable the two bodies to collaborate on various issues that have continued to engulf our national lives, particularly, election observation, budget monitoring, Child Rights amongst others.

The leader of JDPM team, Mr. Rasaq Olasunkanmi, appreciated the organization for putting up such arrangement which he believed would bring more cordial relationship between the two faith-based NGO's. He said that

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Expert Educates JDPM Staffs on Basic Helping Skills to manage Trauma Sensitivity in people at workplace and the society

Human beings are products of time wash away with time whose hustling could be as a result of the dire need to satisfy their innumerable wants. And as such, pressure sets in to meet up with the expectation from psychological, emotional and physiological angles. Whether we like it or not, trauma is part of human existence, but when it becomes unbearable causing series of inconveniences, it becomes a traumatic experience which could cut human lives short on the long run. In view of this, an expert per excellence who knows the nitty-gritty of human sociology, Dr Matthew Ojo, from the Rural Development Programme (RUDEP) Department, JDPM Oyo, delivered a powerful lecture on HELPFUL TIPS TO MANAGE TRAUMA SENSITIVITY in

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The Catholic Agricultural Development Institute (CADII) hosted parents of students from Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state on 29th June 2018 at the JDP office, Mabolaje Oyo. The purpose of the program was to provide an avenue for parents/guardians to see the level of progress their children who were under training with the institute are making in practical Agribusiness and personal development. It was an interactive program between JDPM officials and the parents to discuss vital issues which can help both parties in terms of knowledge sharing and collaborative efforts in consolidating the institute's legacy, as well as ways on how to prevent trainees from derailing from practicing what they learned after

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It was a moment of joy filled with an unimaginable ecstasy as the JDPM Assistant Coordinator, Rev Fr Paul Oshin, was bid an emotional farewell on the 29th June 2018 with a Sent-Forth program held at the JDP house, Mabolaje Oyo. The celebrated icon became the cynosure of all eyes as a result of his outstanding performance in the diocese and the organization at large. The event which featured all prominent personalities from each Department at JDPM showcased strong bond and unity in diversity which have been existing in the organization for a long time.

In his own speech, the Coordinator, JDPM, Rev Father Gabriel Adeleke,

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Doyen Facilitator Sensitise JDPM Staffs on Effective Engagement on Budget Implementation

 Considering the way our national treasury has been experiencing looting of all sort and disregard for proper planning cum implementation of fact and figures from the budget over the years by government officials, one begins to wonder why the trend remains unchecked as a result of sabotage by some cabals. Whatever the outcome of such rationality, the fact remains that all political executives and lawmakers, including the judiciary, need to be responsive to public outcry, especially with the way how budget was paddled and hardly felt positively on the lives of citizens.




Towards improving the livelihood of  rural dwellers through compassionate and humanitarian gestures, the Rural Development Program (RUDEP) of JDPM Oyo, visited Ayetorokowosi Community in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo state on 20 June 20, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to ascertain some basic needs that have been affecting the sustainability of the people in the area.

The meeting which was held at the Community Primary School, Ayetorokowosi, featured some community members and representative of RUDEP Farmer’s group from various communities in the area. FARMER'S GROUP LEADER

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Ave Maria Economic Ventures of JDPM Oyo attended Digital PayExpo held between June 5 and 7 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, with the theme; “Innovative Financial services for the vast unserved segments” It was a gathering of colossus think tanks in all spheres of human endeavors involving Communication industries, financial services, Corporate Organization and Private companies. No doubt, it featured Captains of Public and Private Companies in attendance such as Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigeria Communications Commission, Mr. Segun Oloketuyi, MD, Wema Bank/ Chairman, Payment Systems Committee, Mr.Isaac Ondieki, Regional Managing Director of MicroSave Africa Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Nish Kotecha, MD, Geosandar, India, a Financial Services Entrepreneur and

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The Rural Development Programme (RUDEP) department of Justice,Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo visited Abogunde community, Ogbomoso in itesiwaju LGA of Oyo state on June 7, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to assess the level of work done after  the Community Needs assessment that was carried out on April 24,2018 where the community and village heads brainstormed and identified their pressing needs which includes:-Road, Water supply, Market, School to mention but a few. It is worth to note that RUDEP gained access to the community through the Parish Priest of Maryland Catholic Church Ogbomoso Rev Fr Philip Onifade  on 29th June,2016  who called the attention of the department to the

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PHR rounds off Family Stability And Child's Rights Seminar

As part of efforts to maintain stability in marital homes and respect of child’s rights in our society, the Politics and Human Rights (PHR) department of JDPM Oyo, facilitated Family Stability and Child Rights Seminar in selected local government areas of Oyo state. The thrust of the project was to train Primary School Teachers, Executives of Parent/ Teacher’s forum, local volunteers and parents on the rights of children and importance of peace in maintaining stability at homes.The project took place in selected 50 Primary Schools across 10 LGA’S of the three zones in Oyo state. The zones are Oyo with 4 LGA’S namely;- Oyo West, Oyo East, Atiba and Afijio, Ogbomoso with 1 LGA which is Ogbomoso

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RUDEP takes farmers to National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation

Group picture of NCAM staff, RUDEP team and Farmers

As part of her efforts to improve the livelihood of rural dwellers particularly farmers, through the improvement of their farming activities, the Rural Development Programmes of JDPM, took farmers on an excursion trip to the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin on March 21, 2018.The idea for the excursion was conceived to bridge the gap between subsistence agriculture as practiced by rural farmers and mechanized farming which is desirable for efficiency and profit maximisation. 

Over the years, rural farmers have seen farm machineries and modern implements as inaccessible items based on cost, complexity in operation and other factors; however NCAM as a state owned centre works to develop machineries and implements that are suitable for the local market especially for small-scale farmers. Notable amongst their works is the partnership between Bespoke design concept that has led to the development and production of

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RUDEP hosts Apex Meeting

RUDEP officers, Farmers and Mr Oyelakin

Apex meeting is the biannual gathering of representatives of the executives of the 32 farmers' groups across the Oyo, Oke-Ogun and Oyo areas of Oyo state, facilitated by RUDEP. The first edition for 2017 was held on June 28 and the last edition held on Wednesday, October 11 at JDPM house. 

The Special guest at the meeting was the State Project Coordinator of FADAMA, for Oyo state, Mr Nathaniel Olayinka. Mr Olayinka was however unavoidably absent and was ably represented by Mr Oyelakin who is the officer in charge of Oyo and Iseyin areas for FADAMA. Mr Nathaniel was invited specifically to sensitise the farmers on the scope, coverage, requirements for eligibility and mode of application for FADAMA project. This was done so that RUDEP farmers could have first-hand information and eventually become beneficiaries of the project.

Mr Olayinka gave a brief introduction of FADAMA where he said it was a World Bank project in partnership with the Federal, State and

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JDPM and IITA Train Youths as Spray Service Providers at Otu

JDPM and IITA Train Youths as Spray Service Providers at Otu

Training session handled by Mr Godwin Atser and Mr John Fakorede

Although herbicides are helpful, safe use and application is paramount for efficacy, and safety of humans, animals and the environment. Consequent upon this CWMP of IITA in partnership with JDPM Oyo, have decided to train youths in select communities as Spray Service Providers (SSP). The training will give them the necessary skills required to function as spray service providers to farmers who want to spray their farms and thus empower them economically. 

The first training was held at Otu on September 14, 2017. The SSPs were trained by qualified professionals from IITA. The training covered every aspect of herbicide use – choice and purchase of herbicide, selection of correct application equipment, use of protective gears (caps, overall long sleeve shirt and trouser, rain boots, nose mask and eye goggles),

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JDPM Oyo in partnership with CWMP of IITA holds Farmers' Field Day

JDPM Oyo in partnership with CWMP of IITA holds Farmers' Field Day

Farmer's Field at Otu

Weeds are among the major constraints to cassava production, and for a cassava farmer to be successful; he/she must control weeds. As a result of this the Cassava Weed Management Project of IITA in partnership with FUNAAB, NRCRI and University of Agriculture Makurdi, have designed an effective way of managing cassava weeds right from land preparation to harvest. JDPM Oyo is in partnership with CMWP to bring this innovation to farmers. In order to bring this innovation to farmers, they have decided to carry out demonstration in select locations. 18 demonstration plots were selected in communities under the coverage of JDPM Oyo. 

In order to showcase these plots to farmers around the demonstration plots, CWMP and JDPM Oyo have been holding Farmer’s Field Day. So far, four field days have been held at Sepeteri (August 29, 2017), Ilero (August 30, 2017), Ago-Amodu (September 13, 2017) and Otu

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FLES Appraisal

FLES Volunteers and RUDEP Officers at JDPM House

FLES volunteerism is a concept designed to sustain the capacity development of farmers in the area of knowledge sharing and skill transfer. Over the past 20 years, RUDEP has trained over 5000 farmers. Some of those farmers have become successful and are ready to train other farmers. In the spirit of sharing to help others, the volunteerism concept was developed to help all stakeholders. Consequent upon this, 13 FLES volunteers were inducted on October 13, 2016 by RUDEP. The volunteers, who are spread across various communities under the coverage of JDPM Oyo, have skills and knowledge in various aspects of agriculture but have adopted an aspect for specialisation.

In order to sustain the efficiency and effectiveness of the FLES concept, RUDEP organised a program, FLES APPRAISAL; to review the activities of the volunteers and also offer additional training to them. The program was also an opportunity to induct 4 new FLES volunteers.

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RUDEP Visits Partners at IITA


On Tuesday September 12, 2017, RUDEP made a visit to IITA to meet with her partners and prospective partners. The visit also availed the new Programme manager of RUDEP, Dr Mathew Ojo; and Mr Olaolu Akogun, a Programme Officer; the opportunity of being introduced formerly to RUDEP partners at IITA. 

At IITA, RUDEP met with the Country coordinator of HarvestPlus, Dr Paul Ilona and the HarvestPlus team. Dr Ilona was glad to receive the team and he commended RUDEP for being a reliable partner. He charged RUDEP to work further to fully biofortify Oyo through the Vitamin A Cassava value chain creation being done. HarvestPlus Country coordinator introduced the various

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RUDEP forms new Farmers' group at Saki

RUDEP officers and the new farmers' group

As one of it's major responsibilities, the RUDEP Department of JDPM Oyo went to Saki on Monday September 11, 2017, to create a Farmers Group. The team of RUDEP officers in the persons of Mr John Fakorede, Mr Nathaniel Ajayi, Mrs Agnes Awowole and Mr Olaolu Akogun, were accompanied by Apex Chairman, Mr Alani Oguntona and Ago-Are zonal chairman Mr Joseph Ojedele. The farmers, 16 in number; waited eargerly and received the team warmly.

RUDEP officer, Mr Nathaniel Ajayi addressing the farmersMr Nathaniel Ajayi of RUDEP, introduced JDPM to the group as the social arm of the Oyo Diocese of the Catholic Church. He went further to tell them about the various departments of JDPM Oyo and their

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IAR&T Team of Scientists visit JDPM Office at Mabolaje Today 19th May,2015. The visit is a follow up on our plan on how to work with IAR&T on research on siam weed herbicide. The two parties agreed to work together on this reasech for the benefit of the resourced poor farmers. Rev. Fr. Gabriel Adeleke, JDPM Coordinator, thanked IAR&T team headed by Prof. Oluwatosin for his coopearation on the agreement.


JDPM opened a new centre for youth training on farming at Ilora.

Since Nigeria discovered oil boom in the 70s, her economy has largely dependent on crude oil with high neglect of agriculture. The country has suffered food crisis due to this neglect. Farming has been the only means of providing the most essential need of human existence which is food. The food production has been in the hand of the old and illiterate people mostly in the villages. The youths has less interest in farming. This has affected the food security of the nation. Justice, Development and Peace Movement (JDPM) of the Catholic Diocese of Oyo has been in the vanguard of youth involvement in agriculture since 2003 when she sends 3 young people to Leventis Foundation school of agriculture, these youths had a 12 month training on farming skill and came back to thier villages to start farming as a full profession. Since then over 60 youths have been assisted by JDPM to acquire free skill in modern farming knowledge and more 30 of those trained are now full farmers in the Oyo state. The need to have an accessible training right in the Diocese led Rev. Fr. Femi Oladiipo to establish a centre called

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