Niger set to host Green Economy Summit October

Aideloje Ojo

Niger state is set to host the National Green Economy Summit scheduled to be held from October 24-25, 2023.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abubakar Usman, stated this in a statement issued in Minna Thursday.

The statement read in part, “The Executive Governor of Niger state, Mohammed Umar Bago, while recognising the potential for Niger state to play a significant role in championing a national green economy initiative, is organising this Green Economy Summit to reposition the state for sustainable socio-economic development, and to boldly make Niger State the green investment hub of Nigeria.”

It added that the summit “will bring together participants including policymakers, industry leaders, academia, local and international sector experts, NGOs, international development partners, investors, and local communities, and this will pave the way for an inclusive green economy and a sustainable future for the state.”

According to the statement, the Summit’s theme would be “Sustainable Future: Harnessing Green Assets and Innovation for Niger state’s Prosperity,” and that the theme “conveys the Niger state governor’s holistic vision for the state’s future.”

“The Niger state Green Economy Summit aims to inspire collaboration, knowledge sharing, and concrete actions that will lead to a greener, more sustainable and prosperous future for the state and its people.”

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