A group of visionaries Presidents and Executives of Ijebu local chapter (New York, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and California) saw the need to form a National Organization consisting of all Ijebu local chapters in the United States of America. As a result, National Organization of Ijebu Descendant was born in the year 2000 with it’s headquarter located in Washington D.C. These selfless visionaries have lined up a series of profound programs, which are in line with the goals and objective of the Organization:-
(1) Education; (2) Health; (3) Economy; (4) Transportation; (5) Commerce;
(6) Agriculture; (7) Information Technology; and (8) Security that will uplift the people of Ijebu Land, Ogun State and Nigeria from poverty and deprivation.
THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION:-
(1) Promote social, cultural, economic growth, and unity among the various organizations within the Ijebu communities, and professional development among Ijebu, and other Nigerians in Diaspora and non-Nigerians.
(2) Solicit funds, expertise, and other items of necessities for the benefit of the Public Welfare, Hospitals, Charitable deeds, Educational, Agriculture, Economic, Scientific and Civic sectors of Ijebu Land and Nigeria.
(3) Divert the energies of the Organization and its members to foster the awareness and understanding of the rich culture of the Ijebu in the United States of America.
We have been able to articulate a clear and succinct vision around which local chapters can rally as NOID members. We have introduced and popularized a very inclusive parliamentary process which encourages productive debates void of indecorum; we have successfully produced and adopted the newly revised bylaws that unequivocally define the obligations we owe to each other; and we have created a tradition of doing the will of the majority without ignoring the opinion of the minority, or neglecting to protect the interest of those who are absent. It is our strong belief that important achievements such as these, more than anything else, constitute the real guarantee of our longevity as an organization. Consequently, we must consistently keep an open mind so we can entertain and accommodate new ideas since progress is impossible without change. The task immediately before us is therefore to learn how to manage change during stability and how to maintain stability during change.