PIND Foundation unveils strategy to support Abia State’s long-term development planning
Representatives of the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND Foundation) and other international development partners including the European Union Niger Delta Support Programme 4 on May 16, 2019 paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, represented by Deputy Governor Rt. Honorable Ude Oko Chukwu, at the Abia State Government House, Umuahia to congratulate the Government for coming in first at the State Pitch Development Plan Competition at the 2018 Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF). This advocacy visit served to begin the process of creating a long-term development plan in Abia State.
The NDDF is an annual forum for multi-stakeholder conversations on economic development and policy in the Niger Delta. It is the largest advocacy platform in the region and has become a go-to event for meaningful development discourse, mobilizing interest for Niger Delta development and stimulating investments in agriculture and small businesses development.