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Bago signs executive order on green economy

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Niger State Governor, Mohammed Bago, has signed an Executive Order implementing the Green Economy initiative.

The Executive Order, which was cited as “the Niger State Green Economy Initiative Order (No.3), 2023, mandated that the Green Economy Initiative shall be driven by the State Blueprint that details the strategic pillars and outlines the strategic key performance indicators, targets, and timelines of the transition into a green economy.

Also contained in the order is the provision that the state government shall produce a state-wide land use and economic development plan “to guide investment decisions and ensure investments that would stabilise the green transition are properly coordinated and planned.”

In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Bologi Ibrahim, the order directed all the ministries, departments, and agencies of the state to adhere strictly to the initiative, with sanctions awaiting violators.

Signing the Executive Order shortly before the commencement of the weekly State Executive Council Meeting at the Council Chambers, Government House, Minna, on Thursday, Governor Bago explained that the order is meant to kick off the implementation of the Green Economy Policy.

It would be recalled that the Bago-led government initiated the Green Economy Policy and hosted the first summit on initiative, which attracted eminent personalities to the state.