Who We Are
We are indigenous Ijaw People of Akwa Ibom, Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo and Rives States of the Niger Delta region, Nigeria, residing and/or carrying on business within the area popularly described as Ezon Ibe. This is synonymous with the coastal lands of the Niger Delta and beyond or in the Diaspora.
In recognition of our peculiarities, environmental challenges, oppression and injustice by the Nigerian State, we have agreed under the auspices of the Ijaw People Assembly (IPA) otherwise known as Ijaw Nation Development Group (INDG) to deploy our resources, connections and goodwill through brotherhood and legal means to interrogate the Ijaw Question and redirect our energies and mobilize to rehash and actualize the ideals and purpose of the Ijaw Struggle for our good and development of the Ijaw Nation.
INDG will support action on Ijaw autonomy in Nigeria or separation from Nigeria, including dismantling obnoxious Laws, resistance to any proposed Bill that threatens the Ijaw Nation and Nigeria’s false Federal system and constitution.
Our mission to advance the cause of Ijaws at home and in diaspora is encapsulated in the following:
- Proactively reframe public debate on the role of the Ijaws in emerging national policies.
- To advance the social, political, economic and educational status of all Ijaws through advocacy and other strategies.
- Engage in critical social analysis that challenge the status quo for a viable, culturally responsible vision for the various Ijaw subgroups such as the INC and the IYC.
- Provide opportunity to synergize, build friendships, strengthen ancestral bonds with our kins and kits in the frontier communities of Arogbo, Apoi and Obolo, Ijaw organisation, and other ethnic nationalities for mutual understanding and coexistence for the good of Ijaw nation.