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PIND Foundation facilitates provision of electricity to 12 healthcare centres in Niger Delta

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), says it facilitated the provision of electricity to 12 healthcare centres in Bayelsa, Delta, and Ondo.

Speaking after the release of the foundation’s 2023 annual report, Tunji Idowu, PIND executive director, said despite economic downturns in the country, the organisation facilitated peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta zone.

The annual report is titled ‘Advancing frontiers for greater impact’.

Idowu said the foundation launched a fund that helped 66 beneficiaries access N42 million for their start-up businesses, adding that over 49,000 farmers benefited from PIND’s market systems development project.

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“In 2023, PIND consolidated all the achievements from its previous and ongoing work in the Niger Delta while exploring new opportunities for improving livelihoods and ensuring lasting peace in a once conflict-ridden region,” he said.

“[PIND] worked with about 100 service providers through its Market Systems Development project to support over 49,000 farmers (46.35% females), with recorded cumulative investments by PIND-supported farmers and MSMEs recorded at over N10 billion.

“Facilitating the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development-led Health Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance (HETA) project aimed at providing electricity to healthcare facilities in the Niger Delta.

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“By the end of 2023, 12 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) across Bayelsa, Delta, and Ondo States had benefited from this project.”

Speaking on the foundation’s next steps, Idowu said PIND is set to launch a Niger Delta Regional Peacebuilding Strategy (NDRPS) document in partnership with the ministry of Niger Delta development.

He said the project was initiated to promote peacebuilding and conflict management in the region.

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