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.
Hi we are Isoko Association of North America. We are currently collecting donations to aid in relief efforts for displaced flood victims in Isoko Nation, Delta State, Nigeria. Please help us in our efforts by donating to this cause. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated. Please use the link provided to send donations via PayPal. Thank you for your support and generosity.
Isoko land has been ravaged by a natural disaster in which dozens have died and hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their homes due to unprecedented flooding. The economic impact will be in many billions of naira. Humanitarian assistance is needed to mitigate the effects of this calamity and facilitate infrastructural and socio-economic recovery.
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”)