ABOUT US

 

The idea that culminated in the formation of Ndi-Imo in Aberdeen was conceived by a few Imo indigenes who are resident in Aberdeen and who have grown to identify and see themselves as brothers.

The maiden meeting was held on the 6th of March 2016 which set the tone for a firm structure and eventual evolvement of our noble association.

The association boasts of diverse membership spanning the 27 local government areas of the state and thrives on the notion that ‘UMUNNA WU IKE’ meaning kinship is strength.

NIIA is not a political party but rather an organisation determined to advance the course of Ndi-Imo living in Aberdeen. The core aim is to unite all people of Imo State origin living in Aberdeen and bring to bear the traditional Ndi-Imo fellowship.

We strongly discourage anyone with political or personal agenda from joining Ndi-Imo in Aberdeen association.

Why Ndi-Imo in Aberdeen?

  • At NIIA, there is mutual respect for all and everyone is encouraged to speak up and their opinion counts
  • We foster, promote and propagate Imo cultural heritage- and impart same to our younger generation
  • We demonstrate the resolve to succeed as a unit by living the ideals of our motto: Umunna Wu Ike

We are passionate about community service to Imo state as it is a service to humanity and God

About Imo State

Imo is one of the 36 states of Nigeria and lies in the South East of Nigeria with Owerri as its capital and largest city. Located in the south-eastern region of Nigeria, it occupies the area between the lower River Niger and the upper and middle Imo River. 

Imo State came into existence in 1976 along with other new states created under the leadership of the late military ruler of Nigeria, Murtala Muhammad, having been previously part of East-Central State. The state is named after the Imo River. Part of it was split off in 1991 as Abia State, and another part became Ebonyi State. Imo state was created at Ngwoma and the meetings for the state creation which began after the Nigerian Civil War ended in 1970 were chaired by Chief S. E. Onukogu.

Currently Imo State consists of 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and has a population of 4.8million people.

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