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IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

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IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

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IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA TO HOST THE WORLD

In the next few days, Imo State will host the world as the 2016 Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) debuts in Imo State.

The Niger Delta Development Forum is a gathering of international donor agencies, development stakeholders and government agencies in one event with the sole aim of jointly charting the way forward for peace and development of the oil rich region, which has suffered several years of neglect and deprivation.

Every year, NDDF holds in the USA, UK and Nigeria; and is organized by the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), its sister organization in USA, the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) and a coalition of other donor agencies known as the Demand Alliance.

By the way, it may interest you to know that both NDPI in US and PIND in Nigeria were established by Chevron Corporations in 2010 to facilitate development initiatives in the Niger Delta region. As at today, PIND is the leading, if not the only facilitator of sustainable development in the region.

As the Chief Host, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the Executive Governor of Imo State shall declare the international conference open at the New Concord Hotel, Owerri on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 after a high level business meeting and courtesy call on him by the Management of NDPI and PIND led by the Vice President of Chevron Corporations, USA.

The Governor of Imo State will be privileged to host the world in one single event as representatives of international donor agencies from other continents of the world are being expected to participate at the 2016 NDDF.

Do you know what? The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo is being expected as the Keynote Speaker while Governors from the other Niger Delta States, Honourable Ministers and Distinguished Senators will also be in attendance.

To showcase our hospitality as the fastest growing city and tourism destination in the country, His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha shall lead the VIPs and other guests to a sumptuous dinner at the Welcome Reception scheduled to hold at the Nicks Banquet Hall, Government House, Owerri on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. It’s going to be a fun-filled evening as the State Government is set to showcase her litany of entertainers and musicians that abound here in the State to the world.

The benefits of hosting the NDDF in Imo State are quite enormous and financially unquantifiable. The NDDF will present the Government a rare opportunity to engage all the development agencies, which have no physical presence in Imo State but are gradually transforming other states in the region.

For sure, at the end of the forum, the Government is expected to enter into an understanding with PIND and the Demand Alliance, made up of the USAID, UK DFID, British Council, FAO, UNIDO, etc which are ready and willing to drive the pro-poor economic development policies of the State in partnership with the Imo State Directorate for Employment and Job Center.

The hosting of the NDDF in Imo State at this time is very apt following the recent launch of the State Development Council (SDC) by His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the Executive Governor of Imo State. Suffice it to say, that these myriads of development partners will now join forces with the action Governor in empowering Imo people and transforming their communities.

I am sure, Imolites can’t wait for this great opportunity that will compliment the efforts of the Government in changing their lives.
At this juncture, I wish to use this opportunity to thank the Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu and my brother, Engr. Kingsley Uju, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations for their wonderful support to the Imo NDDF Local Organizing Committee led by my humble self.


Therefore, on behalf of my committee, I hereby welcome all our guests from around the world and the members of the Expanded Executive Council of the Imo State Government, who have been invited to attend the conference.

More information about the NDDF is available at http://www.nddforum.org

TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

REMY CHUKWUNYERE,
Principal Officer,
Imo State Directorate for Employment and Job Center

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