Communique of the Meeting of the BRACED (South-South) Governors Council held on 4th October 2021

The BRACED Governors’ Council met on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at the Conference Room of the Rivers State Governor’s House, Port Harcourt. The meeting was presided over by Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Chairman of Council and Governor of Delta state. Also in attendance were the governors of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Edo.

After extensive deliberation, the Council resolved

1. Bearing in mind that most of the BRACED states have established their state security organs, approved the regional security architecture which would be launched soon.

2. Unequivocally supports the decision for states to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) and resolved to join the suit before the Supreme Court.

3. Council urged the President and the National Assembly to take necessary measures to review some unfair aspects of the recently signed Petroleum Industry Bill to ensure fairness and equity. It urged that the amendment should include a clear definition of host communities and that the trustees should be appointed by State Governments.

(Image Courtesy: Guardian)

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PIND seeks to engage an intern in the Warri EDC to support the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Coordinator to improve the quality of PM&E deliverables and support to the Economic Development Program. The internship engagement will be for 12 months. The intern will be based at PIND’s office in Warri, Delta State and may be required to make field visits across the Niger Delta.
Learn more at

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I'm glad I got featured last week on @ndlinkonline Series of "A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan" where I shared my story as a Multi-Skilled Broadcast Media Professional and Social Advocate using my Voice to Support and Project Social Impact.

In the feature, you would find out a little more about me.

Many thanks to the Niger Deltan Pace-Setting Young Leader doing so much and motivating many other young leaders in the region and beyond, @ebenezarwikina - the Advocacy Coordinator of @pindfoundation - for the opportunity.

Wishing you a pleasurable READ through the feature.


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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – John, the Voice

Uche John Best is a trained, multi-skilled and creative broadcast media practitioner who specializes in broadcast presentation, voice-over and production. He is also an ardent social activists who plays multiple roles as the Convener of #EndDepression Campaign; Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of Right Minds Leaders Network, a leadership and social advocacy Non-Governmental Organization of like-minded young adults who crave to impact their world positively.

Learn more about how John manages his daily activities at

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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Dabota, the Emergency Nurse

Dabota Omubo-Pepple is an Emergency Nurse currently working at the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. She also doubles up as the Executive Director of Sickle Cell Awareness and Health Foundation (SCAHF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on creating awareness on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) & ensuring access to quality health care for those SCD affects.

Learn more about Dabota and her amazing work at

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Criminal Violence in Ondo State – June 20-26, 2021

This edition of the weekly update spotlights insecurity in the Niger Delta with a focus on criminal violence in Ondo State. According to data (see map below), violent criminality caused more than 150 fatalities in Ondo State between 2018 and 2020. Recent data shows an upsurge in incidents of armed robbery and kidnapping for ransom in the State. In April 2021, for instance, kidnappers reportedly abducted a man, his wife and three children, and demanded a 10 million naira ransom in Ajowa-Akoko community, Akoko North West LGA.

#NDLink #NigerDelta #NDConflictTrends

A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Korfii, the Data Wonk

Korfii Uebari is the Founder of Study Plus Hub, a data analysis firm based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria where he teaches research methodology as well as data collection, collation and analysis. He also currently works as a Surge Monitor with the Institute of Human Virology, a role he has served in for over three years, where he supports the strategic information unit of the HIV/AIDS Surge project.

Korfii’s day starts early and he has developed a routine for weekdays.


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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Stephanie, the Crafts Queen

Stephanie Onuabuchi Akaninwor is based in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. She has been an entrepreneur and craftsperson for over 3 years and is an alumna of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria where she studied Geography and Environmental Management.

Stephanie’s day often begins very early...


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We are happy to support the project "Raising Awareness and Advocacy on the Rivers State Youth Policy" sponsored by #OSIWA and implemented by Partners for Peace.

Today we would be hosting the live session addressing how the #RiversYouthPolicy addresses people living with disabilities and special needs in various sectors.

Join us at 4pm for the session.

#p4pnigerdelta #PolicyShapers #pindfoundation #NigerDelta #ndlink #RiversState

I have been speaking on the #RiversYouthPolicy for weeks now and today I can't wait to have a discussion with @bitebogogo on how the policy addresses people leaving with disabilities.

Follow @ndlinkonline and be a part of the conversation by 4pm today

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Join this conversation on Understanding Policy Making And Implementation on Partners for Peace’s first facebook live session for the Rivers State Youth Policy today 4pm WAT.

The guest is ADEBOYE ADEGOKE who is the senior programs manager at Paradigm Initiative @paradigmhq

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Port Harcourt In Pictures 💙💙💙

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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Uduak, the Woodworker

Uduak Etuk is a professional Woodworker based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where she was born and bred. According to her, she did not have an ‘aha moment’ of what woodwork was all about until she got involved in the Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways (NDYEP) project funded by Ford Foundation and implemented by PIND Foundation. “Prior to starting my business”, Uduak says, “I worked at several corporate organizations occupying diverse roles such as Administrator, Customer Relationship Manager, Human Resources Manager, to mention a few. However, I didn’t have the satisfaction and fulfilment I am experiencing now as a business owner. In a nutshell, I left the corporate world to pursue my dreams and vision of being a wealth creator.”

“My typical day starts with my alarm clock waking meat 6:00 am, and as a Christian, I pray to God asking for direction for the day. I do some house chores, take a bath, eat my breakfast and run to the workshop.”

“On getting to the workshop at about 8:00am, I’ll exchange pleasantries with the workers already at the workshop and go to the store to bring out all the machines and tools that will be used for the day.”

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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Okechukwu, the Shoemaker

Okechukwu Livingstone Ikefuama is based in the ever-busy commercial city of Aba in Abia State, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Port Harcourt where he graduated with a 4.25/5.0 CGPA.

After years of exploring the job market in search of good opportunities, Okechukwu got the opportunity of being part of a finished leather training organized by the Footwear Academy through the PIND NDYEP program sponsored by Ford Foundation. This was the beginning of his journey into shoemaking.

“I wake up at around 6am and do my morning devotion as a Christian, after which I prepare and set off to the shop to make some wears for the day. In between work, I create some free time to engage friends, family and others online, and after completing my tasks for the day, I return home to help family whom I live with, do some studying and then go to bed at about 10 or 11pm. Some days I stay longer or sleep earlier, it depends on the day.”

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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Lateefa, the Peacebuilding Amazon

For Lateefa Musah, a Peacebuilding Practitioner and founder of Alira Skincare based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the day often begins at about 6:00am with her morning prayer and a passage of her devotional.

Having studied in the UK, Lateefa returned to Nigeria with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and a passion to contribute to Nigeria’s development. She made the migration from civil engineering to development as a result of this passion when she joined Niger Delta Link (NDLink) as a volunteer Champion.

“I started off as a volunteer for NDLink and then became an intern. I’ve been working in development for the past 2 years and I like the fact that it allows me to explore a new career path, meet people, learn amazing skills and apply them. It also allows me the opportunity to know more about the Niger Delta region.”

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A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Buchi, the Budding Manufacturer

James Onyebuchi Ibekason works in product design and development at Clintonel Innovation Center (CIC). He also works as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist and STEM program Manager.

Based in Aba, Abia State, Osisioma LGA, James started a career in manufacturing and tech about a year ago through the Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways project funded by Ford Foundation and implemented by PIND.

His typical day starts early. “My typical day flows with a routine. I wake up everyday by 4am or 5am. I read for about an hour or hour and half and depending on the daily routine, I either exercise or mediate for 30mins or less. My morning chores typically involve fetching water from a few streets away because we do not have access to pipe borne water at home, after which I eat breakfast and arrange all necessary materials needed for work that day.”

#NDLink #NigerDelta #DayinthelIfeND #AbiaState

Is there a vocational training center in your Local Government Area? 

Did you also know that the establishment of scholarship programs and re-invigoration of existing ones by the Rivers State Government is stated in the youth policy? 

Get familiar with the Youth Policy and join voices with us!

#NDLink #PolicyShapers #p4pnigerdelta @pindfoundation

👉🏽“Do you know”, that the Rivers State Youth Policy states that 1 vocational training center would be established in the Local Government Area? 

_ Strategic thrust 1, Objective 2, No (III)_

👉🏽“Do you know”, That the establishment of scholarship programs and re-invigoration of existing ones by the Rivers State Government is stated in the youth policy? 

_ Strategic thrust 1, Objective 2, No (IX)_

#RiversYouthPolicy #P4PNigerDelta


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Communique Issued at end of the High-level Roundtable on Addressing the Constraints of Inadequate Land for Agriculture


The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND Foundation) organized a Stakeholders’ Roundtable that brought key stakeholders in the Niger Delta and beyond together to discuss issues around the constraints of inadequate access to arable land for smallholder farmers. This event was borne out of PIND’s 10 years of working in the agriculture sector in the Niger Delta and the anecdote that inadequate access to land is a big constraint to the expansion of agriculture activities in the region. This was informed by a recent study conducted by the Foundation. The objectives of the study were to understand the systems adopted for land distribution in communities and constraints of access to smallholder farmers.

#NDLink #PINDFoundation #AccesstoLandRoundtable #Agriculture #Roundtable #PIND

THE DISABILITY RESEARCH PROJECT – Sub-Grant Call for Academics Working on Disability Research in Nigeria

Africa Polling Institute is an independent, non-partisan opinion research think-tank which conducts opinion poll, surveys, social research and evaluation studies at the intersection of democracy, governance, economic conditions, markets and public life. Our main objective is to produce and disseminate credible opinion research data to support better decisions, public policy, practice and advocacy in sub-Saharan Africa. We were established on the belief that citizens’ participation in democratic governance can deepen the democratic process, strengthen public institutions and promote social inclusion and national cohesion.

Africa Polling Institute (hereafter referred to as API), with support from Ford Foundation, is currently leading a project to conduct research and on generate data on Persons With Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 signed the Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act into law, providing the foundational basis for policies and programs for PWDs in the country. Based on this giant leap by the federal government, states of the federation have been expected to domesticate this Act in order to create a more inclusive society.

API, with support from Ford Foundation is embarking on this research project to generate data on the state of PWD, and monitor progress on the domestication of the Disabilities Act in the 36 States of the federation and the FCT. The goal is generate data to support public policy on disabilities in Nigeria, especially at state levels; and to engender public engagement targeted at ensuring that states domesticate the Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2019. Thus API is opening a call for application to provide sub-grant to academics specializing in PWD research studies in Nigeria. Women and academics with disability are encouraged to apply.
Visit to learn how to apply

#NDLink #AfricaPolling #Grants #NGOjOBS #Nigeria #NigerDelta #PLWD #DISability

“Do you know”, That government of Rivers State has agreed to the Establishment and Promotion of Technical and Vocational Institutions in the 23 LGA’s of the state"

Strategic thrust 1, Objective 1, No (IV)

#RiversYouthPolicy #P4PNigerDelta


Port Harcourt In Pictures 💙💙💙

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We are tired of the outdated education curricula, time for some modifications that reflect our current realities.

#p4pnigerdelta #PolicyShapers #RiversState #RiversYouthPolicy #NDLink

Now is the time to incorporate peace education into our school curricula! No better time than now!

#p4pnigerdelta #PolicyShapers #RiversState #RiversYouthPolicy #NDLink

Kidnapping for ransom in Edo State – May 02-08, 2021

This edition of the weekly update highlights kidnapping in the Niger Delta with a focus on kidnapping for ransom in Edo State. According to data (see map below), over 50 incidents of kidnapping were reported in Edo State between January 2019 and March 2021. Recent incidents indicate a resurgence of kidnapping for ransom in the State, after a relative decrease in reported incidents during the first quarter of 2021.

In the last few weeks, more than six residents have been reportedly kidnapped for ransom in the State. In April 2021, for instance, three residents including two women were reportedly abducted by armed herdsmen in Utesi community, Ovia North-East LGA. Separately, in April, three passengers were reportedly abducted by gunmen along the Benin-Lagos Expressway in Ahor community, Uhunmwonde LGA. Two of the victims were later rescued by the police. More recently, on April 29, 2021, a university professor was reportedly abducted by gunmen in Egoro town near Ekpoma, Esan West LGA. The kidnappers reportedly demanded a ransom of 18 million naira. The victim was released two days later.
Download report at

#NDLink #NDConflictTrends #NigerDelta #Nigeria #EdoState #Kidnapper

Do you know the Rivers State Youth Policy states that the Government should @ensure the modification of our education curricula in line with the realities of the state industrial sector?

Do you also know that the Rivers State Youth Policy states that peace education should be incorporated into the school curriculum and community engagement of youth on the dangers of violent crimes?

#RiversYouthPolicy #P4PNigerDelta


Port Harcourt In Pictures 💙💙💙

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