NNPC Signs Green Economy Development Agreement with Niger State Government
The Niger State Government’s Green Economy Initiative has drawn the attention of international investors, with NNPC Ltd leading the way by signing a groundbreaking Green Economy and Energy Development Partnership agreement. This collaboration aims to drive the development of four unique projects:
1. A Greenfield Hydroelectric power project.
2. Mega Solar parks in institutions and home solar systems for 250,000 households out of the 800,000 households in Niger state.
3. Establishment of a 500 million liters Ethanol Plant with associated cultivation of Maize, Sugarcane, and Sweet Sorghum on 100,000 hectares of land in Niger state, producing over 500,000 tons of crops to fuel the ethanol plant.
4. NNPC’s commitment to plant 135 million trees on 100,000 hectares of land as part of its 2030 net zero targets and climate protection efforts.
The Governor of Niger state, Mohammed Umaru Bago is resolute in planting 1 billion trees on 1 million hectares of land over the next eight years.
This ambitious plan has garnered the support of NNPC, the largest oil and gas company in Africa. Niger State aspires to collaborate with other global oil and gas, shipping, airlines, cement companies, and the United Nations and its agencies to achieve the 1 billion trees target.
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