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Press Release To The Federal Government of Nigeria

Isoko Wado!!!

Welcome to the website and virtual community of Isoko Association of North America, IANA. 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 uplifting of our peoples 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. However, with a population density that more than doubles Nigeria's national average, there is an acute shortage of farmland and fishing grounds. To make matters worse, most of the arable land and aquatic resources have been polluted by years of exposure to oil exploration. Unresolved challenges posed by gas flaring, oil spills from vandalism of pipelines, waste mismanagement and deforestation continue to complicate and exacerbate the hardship experienced by Isoko. (See "The Isoko People")

Special Events

  • Medical Equipment Donated to Oleh and Ozoro Hospitals by IANA

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  • IANA donated Operating Tables to the Central Hospital, Oleh and the Ozoro General Hospital

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Current IANA Chapters

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Southern California, California
  • New York, New York
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Washington, District of Columbia

Board of Trustees

The Isoko Association of North America (IANA) Board of Trustees set the mission and strategy to achieve the goals and objectives of IANA. Currently, Mr. Ajiri Atto, President, Isoko Cultural Association, Toronto, Canada, is the Board Chairman.

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The Isoko People

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. They occupy an area of about 470 square miles with a residual population of about 750,000, as extrapolated from the 2001 census.

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