Niger State will this October play host to the first of ever National Green Economy Summit.
The summit which will coincide with the United Nations Day as well as the climate advocacy group, 350 organisation’s International Day for Climate Action, to underscore the resolve to partake in achieving collective global goals through responsible local action will open the state to the outside world.
In a statement, the Secretary to State Government (SSG) Alhaji Abubakar Usman, said the decision by the state to host the summit was informed by the realization that the Green Economy Summit will reposition the State for sustainable socioeconomic development, and to boldly make Niger State the green investment hub of Nigeria.
According to him, the summit will bring together participants including policymakers, captain of industry, academia, local and international sector experts, NGOs, international development partners, investors, and local communities.
The statement pointed out that the summit will pave the way for an inclusive green economy and a sustainable future for the state.
He maintained that the theme of the summit “Sustainable Future: Harnessing Green Assets and Innovation for Niger State’s Prosperity”, underscore the Governor’s holistic vision for the future of the state, one that embraces sustainability as a core principle.
“It recognizes 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”
The statement added further that “by adopting this theme, the Niger State Green Economy 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”.