Niger Delta Environment and Relief Foundation(Nideref ) is an NGO that is aim at bringing relief to the oppressed , depressed and subjected people of the Niger Delta Region.
We fight the course of the common man and help to bring opportunities to enable them strive and survive in an endemic society such as ours.
Because we believe that all men are equal, then the right of a man irrespective of His/her Geo political environment must be respected and accorded due hearing. We bring to the attention of Government the yearnings and yester years neglects of the people of this region, and try as much as we can to bring succor and relief material to them
Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Management and Conflict Prevention
The programme focuses on issues of environmental protection while addressing the intimate connections between competition over natural resources, environmental disaster, arms proliferation and conflict in the Niger Delta. Projects under this programme deal with the challenges in the environment and community mobilization for environmental governance. NIDEREF’s environmental governance is usually built around connected communities that can transform their neighborhoods. This programme is aimed at safe environment for livelihood sustenance, creating unity among diverse people in order to counteract the negative forces
Democracy and good governance
The local government is the closest organized political unit to the people and therefore the foundation for democratic practices. Democracy is the kind of government that belongs to the people, works for the people and depends on the will of the people. For this reason powers exercised in a democracy are entrusted to be applied for the good, preservation and peace of society. Nigeria as a democratic state operates a three tier government structure with the local government as the smallest unit but democratic activities had eluded the councils in both military and democratic regimes resulting in myriad of challenges such as estrangement of the people, secrecy, corruption and unhealthy interference in the financial activities of the councils by the state government.
NIDEREF as a non governmental organization that focuses on local government advocacy, research and development envisions a dynamic local government capable of effective service delivery and sustainable development in Nigeria.
a.To promote increased citizen engagement in council affairs for invigorated citizens relationship with local government and build confidence in democratic process
b.To promote adequate citizen and government accountability and transparency in local government affairs