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Niger: Gov Bago signs executive Order on Green Economy

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Niger State Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has signed an Executive Order to ensure effective implementation of the Green Economy Policy in the state.

The 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.

According to the Order, “The Niger State Government shall produce a State-Wide Land Use and Economic Development Plan to guide investment decisions and ensure investments that would stabilize the green transition is properly coordinated and planned.”

It also directed all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state to adhere strictly to the initiative, adding that appropriate sanction will be imposed on any violator.

Bago who signed the Order before the commencement of the weekly State Executive Council (SEC) meeting at the Council Chambers, Government House, Minna appreciated Media Practitioners for the wide coverage given to his administration and encouraged them not to relent.

The governor noted that the Executive Order was to ensure effective implementation of the Green Economy Policy, adding that its implementation is sacrosanct.

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