Niger State

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Niger State is mobilizing community leaders, local government, civil society organisation, schools, youth based groups and academia to dialogue on "Building Niger State as the food basket of Nigeria" through massive promotion of No Poverty, Zero Hunger and Decent Work and Economic Growth.

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Niger State is a state in Central Nigeria and the largest state in the country; farming is the dominant occupation of the state.

The state government is currently working on building an investor friendly state with focus on Agricultural value chains, Education, Health, Energy, Entrepreneurship Development and Sustainable Partnerships to drive the Agenda

Niger State recently adopted the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into the state’s development plans and socio-economic programmes. The plans includes

- delivering a large part of the federal government’s mandate and commitment to the SDGs;

- project design and implementation of SDGs based on the state’sagenda

- Incorporation of SDGs into the state planning processes, policies and strategies

- Ensure effective cooperation with United Nations agencies, local government, private sectors, civil society organisation, youth based groups and academia;

- Monitoring of progress

The agenda is driven with total commitment from the topmost level of government, led by the State Governor & Chief Executive, His Excellency, Abubakar Sani Bello on the platform of “Solution 17 for Sustainable Development Goals”, a model developed by UN SDG Action Award Winner (Innovator) - Creative Youth Community Development Initiative to proffer solutions to the world's most pressing problems through the application of the 17 SDGs.

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Niger State is mobilizing community leaders, local government, civil society organisation, schools, youth based groups and academia to dialogue on "Building Niger State as the food basket of Nigeria" through massive promotion of No Poverty, Zero Hunger and Decent Work and Economic Growth.


* The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Number of people taking this action: 1-20
The Program: Green Fingers Green finger program (GFP) is an environmental program designed to teach children between the ages of 4 - 8years the causes and consequences of environmental degradation due to human activities and how they can contribute in reducing the negative effects. The program has among its components issues that address health, water, sanitation, environmental awareness, protection of our ecology, SDG and tree planting –particularly multi- purpose trees with nutritional and medicinal benefits. Tree planting, especially fruit trees  provide multiple benefits to human beings and the environment by conserving the fragile ecosystem and providing source of nutrition and medicine thereby improving the health and wellbeing  of the population In order to foster environmental sustainability and culture of protecting our ecosystem as well as ensuring uninterrupted  supply of fruits, there is need to instil the culture of tree planting, most especially fruit trees, among the younger generation.       Program objective: The overall objective of the programme is to provide a good learning environment for children within the age bracket of 4-8years through hands on training on tree planting and to encourage the children to establish their own garden as a means of reversing the negative effect of climate change and also to support in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in their various communities and/or environment. Benefits of the Green Fingers (Environmental Summer School for Children (ESSC)) Program : The benefits of the program are multifaceted and include; : Introducing children to the importance of tree planting and home garden from a young age encouraging children to plant trees with emphasis on planting trees with nutritional and medicinal values Introducing children to causes and impact of climate change and how they can act to ameliorate or reverse it. . Affording kids the opportunity of gaining valuable knowledge about the nutritional benefits of fruits and trees in our communities. Expected outcomes: At the end of the program, it is expected that the children would be able to: participants would have learned the following: know the importance of tree planting and why maintaining one at their various homes is important have the knowledge of the kinds of trees to plant and know their nutritional and medicinal values Understand what is climate change and global warming and its impact on their communities.
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Regional center of Expertise (RCE) on ESD Minna (
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
The  project, conceived and funded by  the Association of Female Appointees and Wives of Niger State Officials (AFAWNSO,   designed and implemented by Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) Minna, was aimed to ameliorate the nutritional deficit in selected fifteen (15)boarding schools across the three (3)  Geo political zones in Niger State. SENSA was geared towards providing conducive learning environment, provide students with nutritional supplements and reduce the dire effects of climate change across the state. The project is ongoing and planned to extend it to other school is proposed. You can join by adopting a school to plant trees or provide the seedlings for additional schools.
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English Hausa
SDGs We Tackle
1 No Poverty 2 Zero Hunger 8 Decent work and economic growth