Over the years, the Joint Industry Companies  (JIC) has spent a considerable amount of time, effort and monetary resources in delivering development projects on the Island, however, agitations for economic empowerment, employment and infrastructural development still resonated loudly throughout the land. It became evident that the only way to move the Island forward and ensure mutual satisfaction for all was a collaborative but community-led approach – which became the basis for the Memorandum of Understanding agreement between His Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III, Perekule XI, Amanyanabo of Bonny Kingdom, in conjunction with the Bonny Chief’s Council as the premier community representative and the JIC, led by NLNG, to determine the future of development on the Island.

MoU signing between Bonny Kingdom and NLNG/SPDC on 3rd October, 2015

MoU signing between Bonny Kingdom and NLNG/SPDC on 3rd October, 2015

 

Another notable dividend of collaboration between the community and the JIC is the facelift of the Finima Nature Park which is being built up as one of the major attractions for tourism and relaxation on the Island

Beautification of Finima Nature Park

Beautification of Finima Nature Park

 

A quick visit to the Island will show progressive development in areas of housing, road networks and health amenities

Housing Commitments, Road Network Development and Health Facilities for improved standards of living

Housing Commitments, Road Network Development and Health Facilities for improved standards of living

 

Bonny Island has vast natural resources currently being leveraged to cement its position as a strategic piece in the development of the Kingdom and the Nigerian economy as a whole

Bonny Island boasts a well-fitted airstrip; a natural trading harbour; and a beach front to rival renowned exotic zones

Bonny Island boasts a well-fitted airstrip; a natural trading harbour; and a beach front to rival renowned exotic zones

 

The Bonny Kingdom Development Foundation is poised to build on these collaborative efforts and leverage its natural advantages to further drive development and prosperity for all on the Island