28 August 2011
By Julie Donli
The subject of my presentation, “Growth Opportunities for Ijaw Professionals and Business Owners in the Niger Delta” is quite apt at a time Niger Delta has taken the front burner of both local and international discourse, as a region wallowing in pathetic misery and poverty in the midst of plenty.
The issues I will canvass here are not totally new, but by drawing your attention to the obvious, will go a long way to deepen the commitment to our development and our collective aspiration as a people.
This presentation with focus on four key areas, they are:
• Investment Opportunities in the
• The Income Opportunities for Professionals and Business Owners.
• Possible areas of Intervention by Professionals and Business Owners in
. Bayelsa State
• And the Bayelsa perspective
Investment Opportunities in the
Let me begin by taking an overview of some of the investment opportunities that abound in the Niger Delta. Like I said earlier, the Ijaws constitute the fourth largest ethnic group in
that occupy the length and breathe of Niger Delta. Nigeria