BUREAU ON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
If sustainable development truly evolved from a specific planning of today and tomorrow in order to meet the required challenges, goals and the benefit of social economic and political awareness. Then with the concretization agenda of the bureau, a balance will be reached between people with various economic states and in all level of the society in the utilization of the amenities and scarce resources. From previous studies it was discovered that such dimension centers on the ecological and cultural trends of the people. For any development to be called sustainable it must contain the perspective transformation of the general solution of Ecology, culture and local natures; this is incomplete without the participation of all stakeholders in the process.
In practice, the bureau will sever as the storehouse for business ideas. It will offer guidance and consultancy services for business development. In essence, this bureau will teach our women and youths the arts of starting and succeeding in business.
BUREAU ON SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
The Niger-Delta labour market is at the moment undergoing a shift towards a pattern that reflects a more contingent employment economy. Vocational rehabilitation service providers are gradually reconsidering their current practices and strategies which are in tune with emerging trends. Consequently, most global economies of today are marked by an interrelated environmental and developmental crisis in their overall economic trends, as such; Niger-Delta states government, philanthropist and stakeholders should articulate models to deal with community issues. Some of these crises are rooted in the structural dynamics of an economic model which is centered on profit rather than the promotion of the welfare of communities.
In line with the above enumerated discourse, the bureau will provide a platform for accessing capital to promising business and commercial initiatives to establish small and medium scale ventures. It is envisaged however that micro finance banks, committees on loans (philanthropy), corporate civic responsibility by multi-national companies and private/corporate/NGO bodies shall play a crucial role in the realization of the objectives of the NYIF as they shall be confronted for partnership. Various models of developments are particularly manifested in local content to considerably alleviate poverty; this is also a condition for the NYIF’S community development paradigms.
POVERTY STRICKEN DYNAMICS
Due to the long periods of marginalization in the derivation formula, the states of Niger Delta are comprises of civil servants, and medium scale enterprises in scarce levels and location of business. The situation has developed over time without solution to community ills, such as community people oriented policies and programs. The better part of the work of the various bureaus that has been structured by the Executive of the NYIF in line with the Niger Delta Agenda (NDA) is to curb poverty, illiteracy and social ignorance. In the past, the above is resultant and often led to destructive consequences, poverty, diseases, and deforestation. Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, and Cross-River states are a reflection of the aforesaid consequences, as seen in the use of citizens are house boys and girls and other forms of economic deprivation of its citizens.
At the moment, there is a great disparity in wealth, which must be balanced at all cost through sustainable development in various local governments and communities across the states of the country, of which emergency situation on the Niger-Delta region, the core western and eastern (Erosion driven) and the north central of Nigeria, should urgently be put into consideration. So far, the social, cultural, political and economic injustice as a result of corruption of public offices office holders, politically elected representatives, is eating deep into the viable sustainable development pattern especially in the deprived and aggrieved Niger-Delta State, which has indeed forced her youth to idleness and militancy.
By comparison, more than 62% of the funds allocated to the state are consumed by 38% of the population, vis-à-vis while 62% of local environmental degradation is created by the same 38%, at which point the power and resources is also increasing the concentration of wealth within richest 38%, which amounts to a handful of civil servants and public offer holders. The recurrent imbalances also give rise to the Niger-Delta communities. Two communities in Akwa-Ibom was used by the group, is a case study for the realization of the models already developed so far.
On partnership with both states, local governments, etc in private individuals, NGOs, multi-national/indigenous companies etc in carryout these land able model. We intend to commence by introduce by establishing an economic empowerment programme immediately, which shall flag-off a series of skills sensitization workshops, semi-skilled and economically challenge youths across the approval by donor bodies and agencies, mainly of artisans, primary and secondary school leavers and the physically challenged, whose creativity and productive potentials to be harnessed and upgraded. Likewise, the refugees from Somali etc. that litters the streets of major towns across the regions will not be left out.
NEW APPROACH TOWARDS MEETING COMMUNITY CHALLENGES
With Regard to the model developed by the group to create meaningful awareness to the communities, thereby empowering the community people to structurally participate in the overall development of them respective communities. It is on this backdrop that a sustainable community can persist over time through generational gaps, enjoying a healthy environment, prosperous economy and vibrant civil life. As a matter of urgency, this does not undermine its social and physical systems of support; this prompted the group through resource experts, and the director of legal to quickly embark on the sustainability of communities using the microcosm model.
Interest in local economic development has focused on cluster analysis and targeted economic development efforts, studies also indicted that business are often located near cluster could diminish poverty index. In order to ensure equitable participation across the region, seven hundred (700) youths should be selected from each of the local government area of the region. Also to the millennium development goats target for women empowerment, more than 37% of the participants to be selected to take part in the exercise should be women. This plan is to support the long term objectives of the youth empowerment component of the programmed. Governments and stakeholders should undertake strategic interventions in the elegant technology centers across the regions, these models has be set out, ready to be implemented by NYIF with the necessary funding. Although this is a huge project, yet it is long due throughout all regions of the Niger-Delta.
These vocational and technology centers have been proposed. Already, contract totaling #3.4 billions have been formulated. With the right funding to put in place the necessary facilities and equipments to upgrade the centers to full-fledged skills acquisition institutions. With the round-the-clock monitoring of NYIF admission into the institutions should commence with immediate effect once the project-contract is conclude. While NYIF makes every necessary consultation with stakeholders and governments within the region, we also would not undermine the youth involvement in the project arsenal, from the formation stage to the realization as the NYIF has not made any elective board, we quickly aim at organizing the foundation, while its elective sensitive positions are regionally and geopolitically structured.
BLUE-PRINT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Before presenting the economic development target approach in our mission statement, a brief discussion of community dynamics and of deve
lopment planning process, with this reveres, the blueprint for community development in improbable.
A community, space and their function, interaction and changes through time; there are many relationships with the community, as well as ties to other communities including state or inter-state market structures necessary to galvanize total development processes.