Welcome to the Association of Niger Delta Medical Doctors


  Contact : +234-8036715656

MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS’ SPECIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA: A FERVENT APPEAL FOR FUNDING/SPONSORSHIP OF THE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

 

MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS’ SPECIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA: A FERVENT APPEAL FOR FUNDING/SPONSORSHIP OF THE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  1. THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA:
  • The Niger Delta located in the Atlantic Coast of Southern Nigeria, is the second largest Delta in the world, which spans over 70,000 square kilometers and hosts about 40 million people, out of Nigeria’s population of about 180 million persons.
  • About 2,370 square kilometers of the Niger Delta consist of rivers, creeks, and estuaries.
  • The Delta, with Mangrove swamps spanning about 1,900 square kilometers had the largest mangrove swamps in Africa.
  • The Niger Delta accounts for nine of the 36 states of Nigeria, namely: Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ondo, Imo, and Abia states.
  • The Niger Delta is rich in crude oil and natural gas; these resources are the main resource of revenue for the Nigeria State.
  • Economic activities of the region include fishing, farming and trading; a few are employed in the civil service and companies.
  • The rural population commonly fish and practice subsistence agriculture, and supplement their diets and income with a variety of forest products.
  1. NIGER DELTA: CHALLENGES
  • Its numerous challenges, as documented in the enclosed Resolutions of the Niger Delta 2017 Major Stakeholders Summit on Special Intervention Programs for the Region.
  • Annual flooding of the low-lying area of this region and coastal erosion are observed, leading to the loss of coastal vegetation, farmland and livestock.
  • Many people in the Niger Delta whose source of livelihood once depended on fishing and farming are forced to change to other means of livelihood; rural-urban migration, and the associated crime rate among millions of jobless young people (armed robbery, kidnapping, killings, child abuse, especially the girl child, including rape etc.) are increasing at alarming rate.
  • The resultant insecurity has forced all the multi-national companies to leave the region, leading to severe job and revenue loss.
  • The 6-decade oil exploration and industry in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, the profound environment degradation these have caused, depriving the people of their mean of livelihood (farming, fishing etc.).
  • The highly embarrassing under-development of this oil-rich region of our dear country; the near- absence of real opportunities especially for the youths (education employment etc.) have caused great displeasure, fueling sustained agitation by the people of the region.
  • Oil producing communities of the Niger Delta lack basic amenities; drinking water from highly contaminated sources; no electricity; lack infrastructure; ill-equipped schools; no good roads; and health facilities in deplorable condition.
  • The people feel totally marginalized and abandoned. Expressing their deep-seated frustration, the youths have become militants, blowing up oil pipe lines, engaging in activities that cause profound insecurity in the region, greatly harming and depressing Nigeria’s economy (and that of the world), and threatening national unity.
  1. NIGER DELTA: IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION REQUIRED:
  • The Niger delta 2017 Major Stakeholders summit, after two (2) days of extensive discussions approved 16 Special Intervention Programs for the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, as there is urgent need to calm down the situation in the region. The programs will adequately address the numerous problems of the Niger Delta, to the satisfaction of its people. If we succeed, the 6-decade of sustained agitations of the people will end peacefully, that will create a secured enabling environment for multi-national companies to return to the region, that will create job opportunities for our youths etc. It will take the country back to the path of sustained economic growth, prosperity and promote national unity and peace.

THE MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS’ SPECIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE NIGER DELTA: AIMS

  • To Effectively tackle the overwhelming numerous challenges confronting the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, and bring new meaning to life of the 40 million people of the region;
  • To calm down Agitations in the region; a situation that will help stop vandalization of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta.
  • To bring lasting peace, hope, and sustained development to millions of people of the region;
  • To rapidly improve the security situation in the Niger Delta which will encourage multi-national companies to return to the region;
  • All these are measures that will profoundly promote national unity, and economic growth of our dear country, Nigeria.

THE APPROVED SPECIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE NIGER DELTA:

  1. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Job Creation and Poverty Alleviation, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
  2. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Youths Development and Empowerment, for the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  3. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on University Scholarship Scheme, For Niger Delta Indigent University Students.
  4. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Low Cost Housing Scheme, For the Poor in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  5. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Family and Community Development and Empowerment, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  6. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Girl Child Education, Development and Empowerment, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  7. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Promotion of High-impact Farming and Fishing, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  8. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Protection of the Environment, Combating the effects of Climate Change, and Flooding, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  9. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Comprehensive Overhaul and Upgrading of ten University Teaching Hospitals and six other Tertiary Hospitals, and the establishment of Centres of Medical Excellence in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  10. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Development of Effective Healthcare Delivery and Support Systems for the Local Government Areas of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  11. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Mother and Child Development, Healthcare, Wellness and Empowerment, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  12. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Disease Control, Prevention, and Promotion of Public Health, For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  13. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Promotion of Research, Innovation, and the Utilization of all these, and Use of Available Technology to Rapidly Develop and Effectively Tackle the Numerous Challenges Confronting the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  14. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on the Immediate Establishment of a World-class Niger Delta Medical Sciences University (NDMSU), For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  15. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs on Regional Cooperation, and High-impact Development of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.
  16. Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs/Projects on Development and Building of a new Mega World-class City (Delta City), For the six core states of the Niger Delta, to Serve as the Region’s Headquarters in a re-structured Nigeria; also, as Headquarters of Oil and other Multi-National Companies doing Business in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

A FERVENT APPEAL FOR FUNDING/SPONSORSHIP OF THE ABOVE LISTED SPECIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS FOR THE 40 MILLION PEOPLE OF THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA

The Board of Trustees of the Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention programs for the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, do hereby most humbly appeal to:

  • The Federal Government of Nigeria;
  • Niger Delta Major Stakeholders;
  • All the 36 States of Nigeria; All the Governments of the Nine States of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria;
  • All Prominent Sons and Daughters of the Niger Delta Living in Nigeria and Abroad;
    • The Private Sector;
    • All Oil and Gas Companies;
  • All Multinational Companies;
  • All Distinguished Friends of the Niger Delta People of Nigeria;
  • The International Community; major developed and developing countries;
  • Major Funding/ Donor Organizations and Institutions;
  • And others

To come to the aid of the nearly 40 million people of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, and help fund one or more (or part therein) of the above-listed 16 Special Intervention Programs for the region. Our people will highly appreciate your support, now and always.

 

 PROSPECTIVE SPONSORS/DONORS AND OTHERS CAN CONTACT US:

The Chairman, Board of Management,

Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs

For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Email: nigerdeltadoctors @gmail.com

All letters be sent to this email address

Website:       nigerdeltadoctors.com

Phone:           +234 803 671 5656

+234 808 585 5588

 

Warmest regards,

Professor Kobina Keme-Ebi Imananagha,

President General, ANDMD and

Chairman, Board of Management,

Major Stakeholders’ Special Intervention Programs,

For the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *