Isoko Association (Houston Chapter (IAH))

Isoko Association of North America, IANA


Our Mission

To be a catalyst for the development of Isoko people in Nigeria through independent and collaborative efforts with groups, organizations, representatives of Isoko at all levels of government and individuals who share the goal of improving the lives of Isoko indigenes through education, healthcare and industry. It will continuously monitor the development efforts to ensure equitable allocation of educational, healthcare and industrial development programs and projects of Delta State government.

President's Speech!

I am delighted to accept the distinct privilege and honor of becoming the first female President of IANA, North America, for the 2023-2024 calendar years. As we venture into this new year, the Executive Board is dedicated to collaborating closely with the Board of Trustees to realize the mission and objectives of IANA for its members in North America and the Isoko Nation.

To attain these goals, the Executive team, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Association, will work in harmony with the Board of Trustees, who oversee the approval of all Association projects. We are unwavering in our commitment to carrying out our responsibilities in unison for the benefit of the Isoko Nation.

Lastly, I want to assure the Association that our Executive team is fully dedicated to upholding transparency in communication, fostering inclusivity, and adhering to the Association’s constitution. With a spirit of unity and a belief in respectful discussions, we collectively aspire to achieve significant milestones for the Association and to continue making a positive impact for the Isoko community in North America and beyond.

Yours sincerely

–– Chief Mrs. Queen Olomu, President-General (IANA)

Meet the Isoko People

We are the sons, daughters and friends of Isoko – resident in the United States of America and Canada, united in a common purpose that is dedicated to the socio-economic development of our homeland and the upliftment of our people worldwide. Isoko is one of several ethnic groups of the Niger Delta of Nigeria. The territory, the language and the people bear the same name. The people thrive on subsistence farming, artisanal fishing, petty trading as well as small-scale industrial and commercial enterprises. The Isoko ethnic group of the Niger Delta of Nigeria is one of five ethnic groups of Delta State. The territory, the language and the people bear the same name.

IANA Executives

The Executive Council, Isoko Association of North America

Chief Mrs. Queen Olomu

President General

Mr. Gibbson Akwevagbe

Vice President

Mr. Basil Anaide

Secretary General

Mr. Gabriel Odueme


Dr. Austine J. Ohwobete

Dir. of Homeland Dev.

Mr. Amos Ekuwem

Director of Publicity

Mrs. Thelma Elohor Eyetan

Financial Secretary