2010 JCI Africa & Middle East Conference

April 24, 2010

Quoted Online

The following is quoted online from https://www.jci.cc/abuja2010/

Dear [[JCI]] Friends,

As we anticipate an outstanding 2010 [[JCI Africa and Middle East Conference]] in the beautiful city of Abuja, Nigeria, it gives me a great pleasure and excitement to extend this invitation for you to attend this memorable event. As the chairman of this conference, I would like to assure you that this is going to be a unique and historic one. The Conference Organising Committee (COC) under the stewardship of COC Director Tony Eko has been working very hard to ensure you have an outstanding JCI Conference. The year 2010 is a year when we are all focusing on being the change we will like to see in the world. We have focused ourselves on growing the organisation as an ultimate strategic leverage of creating more positive change in our world . This conference will be geared at providing an abundance of development opportunities to JCI members and young people in general, for them to be empowered to go back to their communities to create more positive change. We have a programme full of activities that will give us requisite empowerment to deliver on our mandate. The enrichment of this year’s JCI Africa and Middle East Conference, gives me great conviction that we will steer our way towards achieving our goals. It is now my great encouragement and motivation to all of you not to miss on this conference.

I am looking forward to welcoming all of you in Abuja, Nigeria for the 2010 JCI Africa and Middle East Conference.

2010 [[JCI Executive Vice President]]
[[Conference Chairman]]
[[Joseph Pheto]]


Fellow [[JCI Members]],

To you all, I say, OBOKHIAN, SANU DA ZUA, NNO and EKABO, on this year’s JCI Africa & Middle East Conference taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from 12th to 15th May 2010 after we won the bid in 2008 at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

You will agree with me that Nigeria is fast becoming the people’s choice and destination in Africa, Middle East and the rest of the world. In fact, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country in recent times, is the qualitative reform programmes (Vision 20-2020, 7 Point Agenda, Re-branding Nigeria, among others) which are pointers to the fact that the most populous black great Nation is Nigeria, the land of greener opportunities and the most peaceful and secured Nation in the continent of Africa that is full of limitless potentials. This is a country generally and exceptionally resourceful in all areas of endeavours.

This year marks our Golden Jubilee of Nationhood and the International Year of the Youth. This conference will afford us all the opportunity to celebrate with JCI Nigeria, Nigeria at 50, our greatness and achievements as Good People Great Nation.

This conference will showcase to all the great achievements and outputs of this Nation that is endowed with Good people and Great Natural resources. It is on this background that the theme: THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF RE-AWAKENING ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ISSUES & CHALLENGES was evolved. There will be seasoned Speakers to speak on the theme and other sub-themes during the conference.

We are joyfully waiting to embrace you with our hands of friendship, love and welcome you with our best cultures, food and music. Aside from that, there will be lots of conference attractions to keep you fascinated and interested such as business Network, Quality Trainings, Senators Program, Trade Exhibition, Cultural Display, Tourism etc.

Owing to the achievements of Nigeria as a Nation, it’s now pertinent to refer to Nigeria as a developed country in Africa and not as a developing one. One of such achievements is the area of Security. Nigeria has been well known to be the provider of security to some African countries. To this end, be assured of all round security 24/7 before, during and after the conference; although Nigeria is the most peaceful country.

Be rest assured that, Nigeria is waiting to receive you not just as delegates but as a cherished partners in action whose time has come. You could only be likened to a special gift presented to this Great Nation which will be handled tenderly and carefully as you are unveiled to the people of Nigeria.

With joy and happiness, we welcome you all to Nigeria; the land of great and positive opportunities; the land flowing with milk and honey; the land of Good People with lots of GREATNESS. Welcome to the most populous black Great Nation on the globe. Welcome to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

On behalf of all members of the Abuja 2010 COC, that are working round the clock to ensure a quality, successful, stress-free conference, we you Journey Mercies and the safest trip ever as you journey to Nigeria for the conference.

Don’t miss this opportunity of the best conference ever, to tell the true story of a nation of Good People Great Nation, in a life time

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Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the center of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT). Abuja is a planned city, which was built mainly in the 1980s and officially became Nigeria’s capital on 12 December 1991, replacing the role of the previous capital Lagos. As of the 2006 census, the Federal Capital Territory has a population of 778,567.

Abuja’s geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-meter monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the rock. “Aso” means “victorious” in the language of the Asokoro (“the people of victory”).

Abuja is known for being the best purpose-built city in Africa as well as being one of the wealthiest and most expensive.
Abuja is a beautiful city. The tourist attractions would be:

  • The Abuja Millennium Park
  • The National Mosque
  • The Ecumenical Center
  • National Assembly Complex
  • Aso Rock

The Abuja Millennium Park is being expanded in an ambitious tourist project to include the Millennium Tower and a Cultural Center and Museum that would boast of some of the most expansive collections of African Art.

Traveling to Abuja

By Plane:

International flights to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport are offered by several airlines, notably, KLM, Luftansa and British Airways. Many visitors fly through connecting flights from Lagos.
From the airport, you are best advised to take the official Green Cab (usually relatively new Peugeot 307 vehicles). You are advised to board the cab with only people you know.

By Bus:

You can travel to Abuja by bus from major cities like Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt. Reliable services include: ABC Transport (with airconditioned luxurious bus rides), Ekene Dili Chukwu, Chisco Transport (CTN) and Young Shall Grow. The preferred bus service would be ABC transport. However, you are advised to take only day trip buses from Lagos or Kano. Buses allow you to appreciate the terrain, the towns and cities and the subtle changes in these and culture as you drive towards the capital either from the South or the North.


For more information please contact:

[[Materne Bossou]]
[[JCI Director for Africa and the Middle East]]
+228 9063340

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