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Bago signs executive order for Niger state transition into green economy

Bago signs executive order for Niger state transition into green economy
December 01
07:36 2023

Umaru Bago, governor of Niger, has signed an executive order to facilitate the state’s transition into a green economy.

In a post on X, Bago said executive order 3 targets timelines for Niger state’s transition into a green economy.

“Yesterday at the State Executive Council meeting, I signed an Executive order which was cited as ‘the Niger State Green Economy Initiative Order (No.3) 2023 orders’ 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,” the governor wrote.

“The Order further directed all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State to adhere strictly to the initiative, adding that appropriate sanction will be carried out on any violator of the Executive Order.”

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According to the order, the Niger government will produce a state-wide land use and economic development plan to guide investment decisions.

The government will also ensure that investments aimed at stabilising the green transition are properly coordinated and planned.

In October, Bago launched a green economy blueprint to promote environmental sustainability and engender socio-economic development in the state.

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In November, the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to develop renewable energy and low-carbon solution projects.

Since he assumed office on May 29, Bago has embarked on initiatives to drive environmental sustainability in Niger state.

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