Meet the Izon-Ebi Association of Greater Washington DC
The Ijaw People (also known by the subgroups "Ijo" or "Izon") are a collection of indigenous tribes in the Niger Delta area in Nigeria, inhabiting regions of the states of Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Ondo, and Akwa Ibom. Considered the fourth largest ethnic group in Nigeria, population figures for the Izon tribe ranges from 13 million to 15 million.
As preamble, the Izon Ebi Association Incorporated (IEA) is a non-profit organization with a 501(‘c)(3) tax exempt status approved by the United States government. The objectives of IEA are: to promote mutual understanding and fellowship among its members; support and promote the educational, social, economic, and cultural interests of its members and Izon Communities in Nigeria and the United States; and to educate and share historical and cultural information between Izon and American people.
The members of IEA are residents in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. As stated in the IEA Constitution, members are “firmly and solemnly resolved to inculcate oneness, love-all truism, unity, dignity and pride of the Izon People of Nigeria, to work with other organizations in the United states, Nigeria, and elsewhere for the progress of the Izon People” and all of mankind.
As cohabitants of the Niger Delta Region in Nigeria, IEA is proud to jointly host this 2nd Annual Niger Delta Unity Picnic with our sister organizations: Isoko, Itsekiri and Urhobo Associations, on 7th day of July, 2018.
Long live IEA, long live the Niger Delta Region, and long live Nigeria. May our mutual interests continue to flourish and unify us, and provide gateway between our associations and nations.
For additional information on IEA, contact:
Moses Yomi, President, IEA (301-346-6259)
Pade Zuokemefa, Secretary, IEA (850-570-6167)