IDAGBA SOKE JEWA LOGUN


About us
Ibadanland Development Association (IDA) was established for charitable purpose, not for profit nor political purposes but for the growth and economic development of Ibadanland on xxth May 2004 by collection of committed and dedicated Ibadanland people based in the United Kingdom (who originate from Ibadanland and friends of the city at home and in diaspora) who are concerned about the development of the greatest city not only in Nigeria but the whole of West Africa, (Awa omo Ilu Ibadan tii idagbasoke ilu wa, jee wa logun, fi ara wa sokan lati gbe ilu wa ga, gege bi ise si awon ti o te ilu wa doo).

In order for the Association to remain an entity of its own and be independent of its past, present and future members, without limiting the good contribution of individuals, it was unanimously decided to become incorporated. The Association was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee under the UK law on xxth April 2010. The company was established under a memorandum of association which stated the objects and powers of the company and is governed under its articles of association. The charity’s (“Objects”) are specially restricted to the following:

• To promote sustainable development “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” for the benefit of the people of Ibadanland in particular, but not exclusively by:

• the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
• the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and disadvantaged communities;
• the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
• To advance the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are disseminated to the people of Ibadanland at large.
• To develop the capacity and skills of the people of Ibadanland in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in the development of Ibadanland in particular and the society as a whole
• To protect, conserve or preserve the cultural value, heritage (buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance) and environment for the public by advancing the education of the public about all aspects of cultural value, heritage, waste generation, waste management, waste recycling and the use of surplus.

In furtherance of the above objects but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power to engage in political activity, co-operate with any statutory authorities (federal, state and local government etc), voluntary, community and other organisations in a common effort provided that the trustees are satisfied that the proposed activities will further the purposes of the charity to an extent justified by the resources committed and the activity is not the dominant means by which the charity carried out its objects.

We are aware that Ibadanland’s local authorities have a key role to play in developing and strengthening our state capital's economy. The local councils are expected to work to improve skills, promote enterprise, and reduce unemployment. The state should aim at giving the councils the resources and powers to build strong local economies. With this in mind Ibadanland Development Association is committed to supporting and fighting for more resources for the capital and getting the best possible deal for Ibadanland’s 11 local authorities. Part of our work will consist of lobbying the state government and others on behalf of local government, not just for a fair share of resources, but also to protect and enhance council powers to enable them to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We will do all we can to help our councils make best use of the local identified/potential resources (mineral, commodity, human etc) and improve the services they deliver. We will also run a range of services ourselves, all designed to make life better for the people of Ibadanland.

Our ultimate goal is to regain and maintain Ibadanland as the number one pioneering city of Nigeria.

The Association is a member of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) and welcome individual and organisations that want to subscribe to its good course. If you want to be a member and be part of this development in Ibadanland, please contact the management team on 079 5693 7777 or visit the memebership page on our website.

You can assume that you have commissioned us to launch inquiries into every development issue and make the findings available to you. We invite you to join us.