By TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
A new newspaper focused on the Niger Delta, Niger Delta Reporter is set to launch an electronic app, the Niger Delta Unity app and unveil the Niger Delta Carnival.
Niger Delta Unity app is a unique technology platform that showcases the rich cultural and historical socio-economic potentials of the Niger Delta region including Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Ondo and Immo State.
The Unity app is beautifully designed and user-friendly with rich content that covers Politics and Governance, Business, Niger Delta Region Development, Niger Delta Governors Dashboards, NDDC, Program presidential amnesty, local content from Nigeria, activities in the region, industries, businesses, and current events within the region among others.
The Niger Delta Carnival is a socio-cultural tourism event designed to unify and showcase the beauty of the entire region, to inspire a new generation of agents of change and to entrench the culture of peaceful coexistence for the sustainable development of the region. which is currently contributing the most to the Nigerian economy.
The Unity app and carnival present a unique platform to unify the strength of the component states for the development of its people and draw the government’s active attention to challenges in the region that have gone beyond oil spills and environmental pollution. loss of jobs and livelihood of the lovely people in the area.
According to the board and management of the Niger Delta Reporter newspaper, the launch and unveiling of the two programs is expected to take place in March and will take place in March 2022 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Speaking to reporters about the two programs on behalf of the Niger Delta Reporter newspaper board and management, Felix Tolorunju Idowu, Editor/CEO, described the mobile app as an inspiring, creative and innovative concept, indicating that the application is downloadable from the Play Store.
He said that it allows users to access the socio-economic developments of the various governments of the nine states that make up the Niger Delta region.
He said, “We are convinced that the Niger Delta Unity app and Carnival will open another prospect of economic activities for the region, as we will establish a network with countries that have distinguished themselves in the Carnival business.
“This carnival will open up the Niger Delta region to the major continents of the world, as we will use it to let investors know that our region is now a safe haven for investors amid negative local and international press describing the region” .
He explained that the organization consults with the nine states that make up the region, namely; Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo, Rivers, Ondo and Imo states.
“We have achieved strong synergy with the NDDC, the Presidential Amnesty Program, to name a few agencies and other stakeholders in the region.
“We look forward to announcing in the near future the first Niger Delta State to host this momentous and historic event on behalf of the region, the Niger Delta Carnival 2022.
“The chosen state will serve as a host and hub for the entire Niger Delta region, including our foreign delegates, as we have an opening with more than 20 countries who can explore the platform that this carnival offers for strengthen socio-economic ties.
“We have no doubt that these two flagship programs: the Niger Delta Unity App and the Niger Delta Carnival 2022 will place the region on a positive global map, as the Carnival will be held annually and will alternate between Niger Delta states. , respectively. Surely, its value to the region will bring a leap forward to the economy of the entertainment and hospitality industry and improve the tourism potential of the region.
He invited various state governments, MDAs, local and multinational oil and gas industries, entertainment industries, corporate organizations, friends and supporters of the Niger Delta to participate in these programs as they have the potential to reorient and empower young people. , improve the quality of education, facilitate skills development and improve the living conditions of Deltans in Niger.
“Therefore, the programs provide the opportunity for fun and entertainment, making the region an ideal vacation destination for local and international audiences while promoting peace, unity and progress in the region. .
“The Niger Delta region has unique stories and potentials and the Niger Delta Unity App and Carnival is the platform of choice to tell these unique stories and showcase these potentials to the world.”