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About us

Our History

The Ijaw Nation Forum (INF) is a platform for Ijaws to exchange ideas and discuss issues of common interest to the Niger Delta Region and Ijaw people in particular. 

The late Col. Godfrey Ambakiderimo Okoro created and formalized the Ijaw Nation Forum (INF), an internet-based discussion platform or list service in 2001.

Godfrey was an officer, and a gentleman whose sense of humor and smile was infectious. He was loved and admired for his efforts as a uniting force within a progressive Ijaw Nation.

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Ijaw History


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