Chief Nengi James-Eriworio is a Community Leader, Philanthropist, Humanitarian and a Peace Advocate.
He is the founder and Executive Director of Nengi James Foundation, Talent Search and Advancement Initiative, Rural Chiefs Peace and Development Initiative (Association of Rural Chiefs) and Leader of King Koko Movement, Non-Governmental Organizations (officially registered with Corporate Affairs Commission) dedicated to Philanthropy, Innovation, Creative works, Talent Hunt, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship Development and Advocacy.
A graduate of Public Administration, University of Port Harcourt, Nengi James has contributed to commentaries and articles on Local and National issues of Public Interest on both Local and National Media.
His areas of interest include Environment, Human Capacity Building, Development and Peace Advocacy. He has worked as a correspondent to both the electronic and print media.
As a custodian of the culture and traditions of the Nembe, Ijaw cum Niger Delta people, he took after his Late Father Chief Eriworio Full James Gam-Dede who was an Oral Traditional Historian and Custodian of the Native Culture and Custom of the Nembe-Niger Delta People.
He is a contributor to books like ‘Oil violence: the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Niger Delta, Oil, Democracy, and The Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria and a Co-author of the Book named Kule (a cultural dance – poetry collection of the Ijaw-Niger Delta titles) among others.
Chief Nengi James is a member of many socio-cultural and Non-profit making organizations that contributes to humanity and national development in Nigeria. Chief Nengi James is also a Patron, a mentor, an adviser, and a trustee to several groups within and aside Bayelsa State.
He belongs to numerous professional bodies like the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Nigeria Environmental Society (NES), Nigeria Gas Association, Institute of Chattered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Chartered Institute of Practicing Professional, USA Society for Peace Studies and Practices (SPSP), member, National Think Tank Group and among others.
As a God fearing man, Nengi James believes in the principle of life for all irrespective of tribe, class or religion.
Currently he is the Chairman, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) Bayelsa State Branch and the co-coordinator of Association of Rural Chiefs of Nigeria.
Nengi James is an Ijaw Cultural Ambassador and also a UN – POLAC Ambassador of Peace.
Recently, he was honoured as Gesiyemiowei 1 of Bayelsa State, Patron of Boys Brigade Delta State Nigeria and that of Warri Battalion Council and also Adviser, National Youth Council of Nigeria, National Secretariat, Abuja.
Finally, Alabo (Chief) Nengi James is known as a United Nation – POLAC Peace Ambassador, a Cultural Ambassador, Environmentalist, Civil Rights and Freedom Activist, A Mentor, A Rotarian, A Public Policy Analyst, a Member World Peace Prayer Society, and also a Member Central Representative Advisory Committee of HYPEREP (OGONI Cleanup project).
A recipient of over 80 awards. He is married with a thriving family.