Interview: My passion for helping people with which I founded ‘JibuluCare’ since 2017 pushed me into politics
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Interview: My passion for helping people with which I founded ‘JibuluCare’ since 2017 pushed me into politics

May 24, 2022

Interview: My passion for helping people with which I founded ‘JibuluCare’ since 2017 pushed me into politics

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Mujeeb Jibulu is a young man but of many parts, he’s a criminologist and holder of Bachelor of Science in political science. He founded ‘JibuluCare Foundation’ since 2017 in memory of his late father and has impacted several lives within his community. In this interview with HorizonTimes, MOJ as fondly called and an aspirant into the Ogun State House of Assembly from Abeokuta North on the platform of the All Progressives Cpngress, APC, shared his prorammes and agenda if elected.  

 

Who is Mujeeb Jibulu?

My name is Mujeeb Olaitan Jibulu, a Criminologist, Political Scientist, Media Entrepreneur, Web Developer and a farmer, born in Elega, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the premier University of Ibadan, Ibadan, and studied Criminology and Security Studies at the National Open University of Nigeria.

After my secondary school education at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, I enrolled for IT Essentials and Web Programming courses and got certified by CISCO Networking Academy.

I joined the Ogun State Civil Service, where I served my state in different agencies and departments before I voluntarily resigned from the civil service after serving for 10years. I Then founded Sauce Nigeria, a subsidiary of Superb Digital, an Information Technology company that specialises in Digital Content Production and Marketing as well as Web Development.

I have also written a book and published in 2015, titled "Islam and Terrorism," to address the growing issue of terrorist activities in Nigeria and why their actions cannot be linked with Islam as a religion.

However, after my father's demise in 2016, I formed a non-profit Charity organisation named "JibuluCare Foundation" in his remembrance. The foundation has, over the years, contributed to the educational journey of many children across Nigeria by providing writing materials, exercise books, textbooks, school fees and lots more and providing care for the aged and less privileged in different societies.

I have a United Kingdom-based brand, MJ Designs, a Web Development entity that provides website for small scale businesses.

When it comes to knowledge in providing solutions to 21st-century socioeconomic problems, I am confident about my ability to do better at the grassroots level for the benefit of my people.

 

At this your younger age, what prompts you into politics?

My father was a Politician in Abeokuta North Local Government, and I grew up under his tutelage. There are two things I discovered about him and learned during his political journey. One, he was always willing and ready to help people, and two, he supports only politicians who have the people's interests at heart, those are the politicians he could be proud of supporting!

My journey of life before politics has always been about helping people, and I have been doing this with JibuluCare Foundation since 2017. The passion for doing more pushed me to seek a political authority that would enable me to do things I might not be able to do as an individual for my people.

Talking about 'younger age', Yakubu Gowon became the second Nigerian President and the first Military Head of State at the age of 31 in 1966. I do not think that at over 30years old, I am too young to be involved in the democratic process that is more than just voting or representing my people at the state House of Assembly. We often use the word 'young' to create a barrier for youths to getting involved in this country's leadership process.

I am confident, I have the required experience to serve my people and represent us well at the State House of Assembly. I had worked in the Ogun State Civil service for 10years, my superiors trusted me with administrative duties that were way beyond my paygrade, and I consistently delivered. I was able to set up my businesses locally and internationally. My aspiration to contest for the state house of Assembly seat representing Abeokuta North is out of the desire to do more for my people than I have been doing in the past.

 

Can you share your agenda for Abeokuta North if elected?

I have a blueprint of what I intend to do when elected as a state house of assembly member in the next election. I may not be able to give the full details here, the roadmap borders on laying a foundation for sustainable development in this local government that will touch every part of our local government.

I always mean it when I say that I share the pains of my people. I know how my siblings and I used to go about hunting for water. We have a water corporation in our local government, yet water is still one of our major problems since I was born. We have designed a plan that can bring ease to this problem in collaboration with the executive arm of government.

JibuluCare Foundation's works helped me identify the challenges behind the growing number of out-of-school children in our local government. This office can help us secure the future of our kids.

I also have plans to lay a foundation for encouraging both tech-based and non-tech based technical education programmes for school children.

Security is everyone's business, and I am so interested in security that it made me enroll for another B.Sc. in Criminology and Security Studies; we can achieve a lot with the present security apparatus we have in Ogun State.

In this local government, we have good roads and bad roads; the good and the bad roads need periodic maintenance. I have plans to come up with a bill that will take care of this.

Meanwhile, a series of consultations with Abeokuta North people have assisted me in developing a model that will help us take care of the aged and the physically challenged people in our communities.

Moreso, I have discovered that we need to engage our children and youths in meaningful activities constantly. In academics, entertainment, and sports, we have plans to keep our youths engaged with these activities while also rewarding and empowering them.

We will be doing most of these tasks while partnering with international and local organizations that can help us facilitate all the developmental projects we have in plan for the people of Abeokuta North.

I am going to set a perfect example of Youthful leadership in this state that other state constituencies will be jealous of us.

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