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Niger Plans Green Economy Initiative to Transform State with 10 Million Trees in 6 Months

By Salifu Faridat

Governor Muhammad Umaru Bago of Niger State has revealed ambitious plan to plant 10 million trees within the next six months as part of the state’s green economy initiative.

Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the governor also revealed details about the upcoming Green Economy Summit scheduled to be held in Minna, the state capital, in October.

Governor Bago emphasized that this tree-planting effort will involve the active participation of youths and women, who will be responsible for planting seedlings across all 25 local government areas of the state.

The initiative aims to not only beautify the landscape but also contribute to environmental sustainability.

In addition to the tree-planting endeavor, the governor outlined a comprehensive plan to cultivate one million hectares of farmland over the next four years.

This agricultural expansion is designed to reclaim and govern areas that have been vulnerable to the presence of bandits and criminal elements.

Governor Bago expressed his determination, stating, “We are taking a pioneering step in the realm of green economy discussions in our nation. Through these initiatives, we hope to awaken dormant ideas and unleash untapped potential.”

Furthermore, he revealed the state’s commitment to investing in heavy-duty equipment to support these ambitious agricultural and environmental goals.

In the coming year, the state plans to cultivate 250 hectares of land and expand this effort to cover one million hectares within the span of four years.

This proactive approach aims to reclaim ungoverned spaces and transform them into productive farmland, ultimately contributing to the state’s development and security.

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