Today 30th September, 2021, the “Plateau State Green Growth Strategy” was publicly presented to the governor of Plateau State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong by the Country Director–Tearfund, Mr. Paul Mershack.

Mr Ben Osawe

“The Green Growth Strategy” is a roadmap to seeing Plateau State transition to Green Economy and have that reflected in environmental sustainability, inclusive economic growth with responsible consumption and production” says Mr. Paul Mershack, Country Director –Tearfund.

Opening the conversation, Mr Ben Osawe gave an overview of the strategy; taking the governor over the event held on 9th and 10th June, 2021, for the “Reimagine Plateau” programme; A Shift from ‘Brown Agenda’ to ‘Green Agenda’ was held where the ‘Nigeria Green Papers’ was presented.

The Nigeria Green papers is a template for national renewal. A collection of twelve key papers spanning the breadth of issues that have challenged the nation on its path to nationhood and contributed in pushing the nation to the brink.

Tearfund Nigeria with collaborative partners like Christian Rural and Urban Development of Nigeria (CRUDAN), Program Management and Results Delivery Office of The Plateau State Government, RURCON, Yusuf Turaki Foundation, Jos Green Centre, ACET Nigeria, Nigerian Evangelical Fellowship (NEF), Abundant Africa, TASTE and with great contribution from Naomi Foxwood and Paul Cook of Tearfund Global Advocacy and Influencing Team (UK) believe that this intervention will contribute to building the foundation of the nation’s economic and social system with a view to having fairer, sustainable and resilient future reflected in enhanced social justice, reduced inequality, reduced poverty and reduced social crisis.

The Governor, represented by the commissioner for special duties, Plateau State– Hon. Irimiya S. Werr appreciated Tearfund for the amazing work they are doing in Nigeria and also, the efforts of the Project Monitoring and Result Delivery Office (PMRDO) in the Office of the Governor of Plateau State represented by Dr. Geraldine Rimven for working on the plan as well.

In attendance at this Presentation were directors from various ministries and departments of Government and other stakeholders in the renewable energy sector of the state.

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