The 5weeks Global virtual conference organized by the Ijaw Nation Development Group, INDG, in collaboration with the Ijaw Women Connect, IWC. Has been officially declare open, by the former president of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR. Yesterday Friday, 7th August, 2020.
The 5weeks conference wish is aimed at unfolding critical issues that bothers on the Ijaw nation. And proffering workable solutions to them. So as to move the Ijaw nation to the desired destination.
Had in attendance, the Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan GCFR, Ijaw Elder Statesman Chief E. K. Clark, Nigerian former Minister of Petroleum Dr. Mrs Allison Diezani Madueke, Former Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Hon. Kingsley Kuku, President and Founder of Ijaw Women Connect Worldwide Mrs Rosemary John Oduene, Mummy Ankio Briggs, Founder of Ijaw nation Development Group High Chief Amagbe Kentebe, a famous Nigerian Musician Timi Dakolo and many others. Who participated in the conference yesterday, via Webinar Global platform.
The maiden Conference, which was as a matter of fact, a huge success. Had its THEME AS “CREATING A COHESIVE PLATFORM FOR NURTURING THE REBIRTH OF IJAW NATION AND VISION FOR SELF DETERMINED DEVELOPMENT”. And had various Topics for each of the weeks.
The Conference was honourably chaired by the Former President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. With PA. E. K. Clark as Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mrs Allison Diezani Madueke as Guest Speaker, Mrs Rosemary John Oduene as Chief Host, Mrs Phil Obiobele Okoroafor as Moderator, High Chief Amagbe Kentebe as a Discussant, Dr. Steve Benstowe as a Discussant and Mrs Daba Manuel Obiora as a Discussant.
During the conference, critical issues that has to do with the overall interest and betterment of the Ijaw nation was deliberated upon by keynote speaker PA. E. K. Clark, and Guest Speaker Dr. Mrs Allison Diezani Madueke. Who elaborately did justice to the issues raised.
Amongst the points raised by Dr. Mrs Allison Diezani Madueke in her Address, was the role of the Ijaw Woman in the overall development of the Ijaw nation. Putting to use, her God given Nurturing abilities. And the immeasurable role of the Father, in raising a morally, emotionally and mentally stable Ijaw young man in our society.
While giving their address, the Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and PA. E. K. Clark, called on the Ijaw people to have a common ground. And also to take their destiny in their own hands.
The duo, charged all sons and daughters of Ijaw nation, to always put the interest of the Ijaw nation first, in whatever they do. And also to use whatever position they find themselves in the society, as a means to foster the Ijaw course.
The both Ijaw national leaders, as well commended the organizers of the conference. And called on every son and daughter of Ijaw nation, to participate in the remaining 4weeks of the conference, which are on the 16th, 23rd, 30th August and 6th September 2020. In order to share ideas on how to move the Ijaw nation forward. As the drive to move the Ijaw nation to the desired destination is not a job for one man, or a group of persons. As it requires the collective efforts of all Ijaws.