Niger gov to mark 100 days in office with green economy summit
Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umar Bago, has unveiled of plans to host the first ever Green Economy Summit to mark his 100 days in office. Speaking at the launch of the initiative in Minna, Bago noted that the move is geared at boosting green growth and climate change adaptability in the state.
The governor promised to unlock potential of green investments, revolutionise the economy and improve lives and livelihoods of citizens. Bago, who had raised a committee to develop a blueprint and an implementation framework for the project, demanded modalities that would enable the state to leverage its carbon credentials to spur sustainable development.
“I will personally lead the campaign to plant millions of trees across the state to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nigeria’s climate change target, as well as African Union Agenda 2063 and the one billion trees for Africa Vision and the Great Green Wall,” he said.
The committee has Prof. M.T. Usman as chairman.
The team of experts, at the launch, lauded the governor, assuring him of their support for the vision. They added that the concept is a noble idea that would put the state on radar of global prominence and bestow pride on Nigeria. President of One Billion Trees for Africa and Ambassador of African Union Great Green Wall, Dr. Tabi Haman Joda, was also at the event.