Niger State Governor Unveils Groundbreaking Green Economy Manual at COP28

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Niger State Governor Unveils Groundbreaking Green Economy Manual at COP28

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, showcased his comprehensive green economy manual to a global audience at the ongoing COP28 Climate Summit in the United Arab Emirates.

Affirming his dedication to positioning Niger State at the forefront of the green economy movement in Nigeria, Governor Bago’s unveiling follows a well-attended summit in October. The summit notably featured presentations from two former military Heads of State, Ibrahim Babangida, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, underscoring the gravity of the subject matter.

As outlined in the blueprint document, the green economy initiative revolves around five interlinked pillars, as detailed in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Bologi Ibrahim. These pillars encompass environmental conservation and carbon sink asset management, sustainable resource management, the integration of renewable energy for development, inclusivity, and the promotion of private sector-led job creation, particularly in the green sector.

Governor Bago shared ambitious goals for Niger State, aiming to cultivate 250,000 hectares of land annually for the production of sugar, sweet sorghum, cassava, and corn. The objective is to yield one billion liters annually, significantly contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Quoting Governor Bago, the statement emphasized the steps taken to institutionalize these targets, including the issuance of an executive order and the approval of a green economy policy just weeks ago.

The governor’s green economy manual signifies a groundbreaking step towards environmental sustainability and economic growth, setting Niger State on a trajectory to lead Nigeria in the global drive for a greener and more sustainable future.


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