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.