Niger state government would host the National Green Economy Summit as part of efforts to reposition the state for sustainable socioeconomic development, and make it the green investment hub of Nigeria.
The event which is the first of its kind would hold between October 24 and 25, 2023, in Minna, the state capital.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman states that the summit would bring together participants including policymakers, industry leaders, academia, local and international sector experts, NGOs, international development partners, investors, and local communities, to pave the way for an inclusive green economy and a sustainable future for the state.
With the theme, “Sustainable Future: Harnessing Green Assets and Innovation for Niger State’s Prosperity”, the 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.
“The theme conveys the Niger State Governor’s holistic vision for the State’s future, one that embraces sustainability as a core principle and recognises the untapped potential of its green assets. It positions innovation as a key enabler in unlocking the state’s green economy potential and achieving prosperity for all its residents.” Alh. Usman noted.
He further explained, “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 socioeconomic development, and to boldly make Niger State the green investment hub of Nigeria.”
The event will coincide with the United Nations Day as well as the climate advocacy group, 350.org’s, International Day for Climate Action, to underscore the resolve to partake in achieving collective global goals through responsible local action.