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Tinubu appoints lead developer of Green Industrial Zone

President Bola Tinubu has appointed The Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria as the Lead Developer of Evergreen City, Nigeria’s green industrial zone, signaling his commitment to sustainable industrial growth.

The appointment aims to meet both present and future industrial demands, according to a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

The statement outlined the responsibilities of the green industrial zone to include selecting partners and consultants for various development activities such as project design and feasibility studies, as well as raising private funding for city development.

Additionally, Tinubu has sanctioned the establishment of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen to supervise this groundbreaking initiative.

The committee comprise of the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action – Chairman; Lolade Abiola (UN SE4ALL) – Secretary; Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp) – Member; Salisu Dahiru (CEO, NCCC) – Member; Aminu Umar-Sadiq (CEO, NSIA) – Member; Khalil Halilu (CEO, NASENI) – Member; Abba Abubabkar Aliyu (CEO, REA) – Member; Fatima Shinkafi (CEO, SMDF) – Member; Uzoma Nwagba (CEO, CrediCorp) – Member; Bala Bello (Deputy Governor, CBN) – Member and Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC) – Member

Others are, Nana Maidugu (NSIA) – Member; Michael Ivenso (NCCC) – Member; Suleiman Yusuf (Blue Camel Energy) – Member and Chidi Ajaere (Jet EV) – Member.

The statement concluded that “the President expects absolute dedication and professionalism to drive this critical project with the clear objective of making Nigeria the leading manufacturing hub in Africa for renewable energy technologies, green solutions, and climate-adaptation technologies for the maximum benefit of Nigerians and Africans at large.”


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