Bille kingdom in Rivers State is an Ijaw clan located west of Bonny island and South of Port Harcourt. It is made up of 30 settlements. Bille Town and 29 others. It has a population of about 77,000 people, of which 41,000 are in the Headquarters, Bille Town. The Bille people are a distinct and independent people in the Eastern Niger Delta of Rivers State. They moved from Akpata-Bille to the present site in the 9th century and became one of the five distinct Eastern Niger Delta Ijo Clans (namely Bille, Kalabari, Bonny, Nembe and Okrika).
Until the advent of Oil, the economic activity of Bille was centered around fishing activities. Communal economic developments were achieved through self-help contributions from individuals, who were mainly fishermen and traders. Schools, Health Center, Town Hall, etc were built through this self-help effort.
ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE!
Kingdom Finance- Sources, Controls & Accountability, Economic empowerment- Youth empowerment, integration into national economy
Education, Women Development, Youth Development, Entrepreneurship Development, Development of Human Capital in various works of life
Improving health care, Infant & maternal Health, Health Education, Health Infrastructure Stock development, Disease/Epidemic Controls, Improving life Expectancy
Youth Development, Sports Development, Recreation Infrastructure development, Cultural development for export, Integration of Cultural activities into State cultural calendar
Developing a Green Bille, Environmental Pollution control, Harnessing waste to wealth, Erosion & Flood control, Sensitization on environmental issues.
A new map of Bille Kingdom showing Bille Town & Satellite communities, A new Map of Bille Town 10yrs from now with internal roads and smart city infrastructure, Transformation of Bille Town
Integration of Bille Kingdom into Online Politics, Political Education, Attaining political appointments, Upgrading the Political status of Bille Kingdom- traditional stool & Ward Status
Effective Information Communication among Billein at home & in diaspora, Developing a positive image for Bille, Selling Bille to the World, Improving Information & Communication among the Satellite settlements and Bille
Development of legal archive, Consolidation of Bille legal rights, Documentation of traditional heritage of the kingdom, Fostering of Unity among legal luminaries in the Kingdom
The People aspire that Bille shall be a prosperous Kingdom, with the means and resources to drive its own development, with sustainable and long-term stewardship of its resources
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