About Us

About JDPC

What We Are
The Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Nigeria is a ministry of service of the Church established to cater for all the people that are in need within her jurisdiction, irrespective of religion, culture, race or gender

 

Where We Are
The Archdiocese is located in the ever-sprawling city of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Nigeria, with a conservatively approximated population of 7.5 million. Ibadan is the largest city in the world inhabited by the black race, but it is the Capital City of the Yoruba people of the Western Nigeria. The strategic location of the city attracts many Nigerians for commercial and industrial activities.
Government structures and infrastructures are located in Ibadan, being the capital of the old Western Region. Such structures and infrastructures include Health and Educational Institutions/Structures like the University College Teaching Hospital (UCH), the University of Ibadan, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria Prison Service and so many others. Some basic social amenities were also provided and functional since the Independence of Nigeria on October 1st, 1960.  

Our Vision Is
a community where justice and promotion of human dignity are held sacred; such that all are fully alive and active through the realisation of their full potentials in a just, safe and free environment.

Our Mission Is
the promotion of holistic human development through conscientisation of people who are central to sustainable and meaningful development.

Our Aims Are
• to promote the Christian principle of love of God and love of neighbour in our society;
• to promote human rights as entrenched in the UN Charter and the Banjul Declaration on Human Rights;
• to form and animate groups to participate in their own development;
• to make a preferential option for the poor and marginalized as well as identify unjust structures and take corrective actions;
• to promote the culture of peace through sensitisation and training of the citizenry in civil peace concerns;
• to promote Catholic social teaching;
• to cooperate with international agencies, government and NGOs for integral development;
• to research, document and publicise information on social issues.

Our Focus Remains
• inmates and ex-inmates of prisons and their families;
• the underserved, located mostly in the rural areas;
• People Living With HIV & AIDS;
• women associations;
• farmers’ groups;
• youths.

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Our Strength Lies
in a core unit of dynamic professionals with various backgrounds who have imbibed the spirit of the Commission in their pursuit to bring about both qualitative and quantitative change in the lives of their focus groups.

Our Commitment Remains
irrevocably bound to the Church and its teaching authority, to whom we pledge our loyalty now and always