From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

Niger State Governor Mohammed Umar Bago has signed an Executive Order on the Green Economy Initiative which has become sacrosanct to ensure its full implemention.

He singed the Executive Order shortly before the commencement of the State Executive Council (SEC) Meeting at the Government House, Minna, explaining that the Executive Order was to ensure effective implementation of the Green Economy Policy.

The Executive order which was cited as, β€œthe 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.

Also enshrined in the Order, 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.

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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