United Ijaw * Welcome to United Ijaw on the web. Our preference is national self determination, the independence of Ijawnation as a Sovereign State. A state that promotes sustainable economic and social development, democratic principles, liberty, free enterprise, equal rights and justice. This is our story, this is our struggle. **** On Kaiama Declaration We Stand **** United Nations Under Secretary-General, Dr. Antonio Maria Costa, in Abuja condemned the theft of Nigeria's assets by past corrupt leaders. He said that kleptomaniac leaders stole more than 400 billion dollars from the Nigerian treasury between 1960 and 1999. **** IJAWNATION THINK! THINK. **** Almost $170 billion of the country’s wealth disappeared and ended in the private accounts of individuals between 1999 and 2003 alone... Priye Torulagha ****Nigeria has failed Niger Delta – Nnamani **** Resource Control: Niger-Delta governors are traitors – Evah **** Only the fear of a volcanic social eruption from below can stop barbaric behaviour by holders of political power – Gani Fawehinmi ***** “ if the Confab and Nigerians are not willing to heed to Resource Control, they will take it by force” - Oronto Douglas We Dare To Be Different.
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Economic Overview Energy Goals

*  Education ( Primary & Secondary )
*  Municipal Water Treatment Plants
*  Electric Power :Gen.Trans..Dist.      
*  Telecommunication Systems
*  Roads & Transport System
*  Airport / General. Aviation
*  Publishing & Broadcasting
*  Warehousing & Distribution

*  Mechanized Agriculture
*  Health Care                    
*  Manufacturing Plants
*  Parks & Recreation
*  Banking & Finance
*  Entertainment
*  Construction
*  Food Services
*  Gas Power

*  Sea Port
Top Eight Reasons to Locate in the UIS

United Ijaw Economic Overview


 is a resource-rich region located in the southern Niger Delta on the Gulf of Guinea. It is a major source of Nigeria petroleum and refined petroleum products, natural gas, petrochemicals, forest-products, agricultural crops, and seafood.


 is strategically located along the tributaries of the Niger River. Its location makesit the natural gateway into the locally used Niger River Delta, and it is also a logical point of export for goods and produce of the Niger Delta.


 has a population of 14.6 million (2003). It has about 12,350 square kilometers of water and land areas of 75,271 square kilometers which include rich farm lands, dense forests, and the most extensive coastal  wetlands in Niger Delta.

International Investment

 natural resources and key location have made it a region favored by international investors. Today, international holdings in the state is in the form of oil pipelines and petro chemical installations.

Waterborne Commerce

UIS is currently seeking investors for deep water ports that can handle more than 100 million tons of cargo in the Niger Delta waterborne commerce a year. We strive to have the largest Niger Delta port. In addition to crude oil and petro chemicals, we seek development that would bring other cargoes that include chemicals, seafood and general cargo. We seek investors that would help Ijawland ports develop and be the gateway out of the Niger Delta to the rest of Africa and the World.

Petroleum Refining

 is the largest crude oil producer in the Niger Delta and therefore suitable for refineries of petroleum and petro chemical products in Nigeria. We are seeking investments to establish one of the largest and most diversified refineries in the Africa to produce lubricants and fuels, including 5.1 billion gallons (17.5 billion liters) of gasoline a year.

Petrochemical Production

 petrochemical industry, when fully developed would manufacture one half of  Africa's petrochemicals, including basic chemicals, plastics and fertilizers. Annual production in Ijawland would be valued at more than $20 billion.

Natural Resources

 natural resources include 80 percent Niger Delta petroleum reserves and 95 percent of the Nigeria's reserves of natural gas. It can also be the largest producer of rice and seafood in Nigeria and a minor producer of sulphur, lime and silica sands. The total value of all mineral production in Ijawland is the highest in the Niger Delta and Nigeria  indeed.

Forest Resources

 has 6.8 million acres of hardwood and softwood forests that is capable of supporting a large pulp and paper industry and the production of pine plywood and lumber for construction. Ijawland's temperate climate and abundant rainfall give it one of the fastest tree-growing cycles in the Niger Delta.

General Manufacturing

 general manufacturing sector is suitable for and will include maritime, military, barge and recreational vessel shipbuilding, light truck assembly, aerospace and aviation facilities, automobile equipment manufacturing, food processing and apparel manufacturing when fully developed.

Seafood Industry

 fishing industry will be largest in the Niger Delta, accounting for 50 percent of all seafood that would reach Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The catch will include oysters, crab, crawfish, shrimp, red fish, shark and catfish. Crawfish, salmon, and catfish can and will be harvested from specially-developed freshwater "farms".


 will be among the largest producers of  tomato, yams, rice, cassava, sugar cane, plantain and banana


Among  UIS best known attractions are the friendly people and cuisines such as "pepper soup". Other Ijawland tourist attractions include outstanding hunting, freshwater and deepwater fishing, thousands of miles of rivers and creeks and hundreds of lakes for boating, water skiing and sailing; camping, hiking and canoeing and historical sites. Yenagoa, Odi, Patani and Kaiama are a few historical places for millions of visitors. Elsewhere in Ijawland, more than a hundred colorful festivals (Ogoriba Oge) are held each year to celebrate crop harvests and forestry, the blessing of the fishing fleets and dozens of foods and language variations. Oloibiri, the place where crude oil was first explored in the Niger Delta is a must see. The proposed "Oil Museum" will be a welcome site for visitors.

Urban Areas

 is predominantly rural. Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State is fast becoming a thriving metroplolitan area

Productive Work Force

UIS production workers are among the most productive in the Niger Delta. Affordable skilled labor is readily available.


UIS contains 80 percent of oil reserves and 90 percent of the Niger Delta natural gas reserves and has more than 100 billion gallons of water flowing daily and readily available for processing.

Comprehensive Transportation Network

UIS will develop complex transportation systems which will  include motorable road networks, deepwater ports, barge access and four commercial airports.

Proximity to Markets

The populous nation of Nigeria and neighboring African countries are a gateway away.

Low-Cost Energy

UIS energy cost per million BTU to industrial users will be lower than any comparable region when fully developed.

Business Incentives

UIS business incentives include a 5 to 10 year industrial property tax exemption, inventory tax credits, jobs tax credits, Enterprise Zones, tax credits based on percentage of gross payroll, investment tax credit, and a tax exemption on goods in transit.

Business Climate

UIS is ripe for foreign investments and the rewards are immense for brave and visionary entrepreneurs and corporations.

Professional Location Assistance

The Economic Development Council location specialists can provide information and assistance on labor, sites, utilities, incentives, training, markets,  environmental permitting, and transportation costs.