Tinubu appoints Steering Committee members on Project Evergreen, infraCorp for Evergreen City

By Nudoiba Ojen

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of The Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria (InfraCorp) as the Lead Arranger and Developer of Evergreen City, Nigeria’s green industrial zone.

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said The President’s action was in line with his commitment to ensure industrial development that meets the demands of the present and the future.

Ngelale stated that the terms of reference of infracorp included:

(1) Selection of partners/consultants to undertake critical development activities, including project design, environmental impact assessments, feasibility studies, financial modelling, and market engagement.

(2) Raising private funding for the development of the city and constituent projects.

(3) Coordinating with partners, development institutions, and other providers of capital and technical assistance.

(4) Reporting to the Supervisory Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen

Ngelale said that the President has also approved the establishment of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen, the supervisory technical working group, to oversee the pioneering endeavour.

Members of the Presidential Steering Committee is composed of the following members:

(1) Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action – Chairman
(2) Lolade Abiola (UN SE4ALL) – Secretary
(3) Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp) – Member
(4) Salisu Dahiru (CEO, NCCC) – Member
(5) Aminu Umar-Sadiq (CEO, NSIA) – Member
(6) Khalil Halilu (CEO, NASENI) – Member
(7) Abba Abubabkar Aliyu (CEO, REA) – Member
(8) Fatima Shinkafi (CEO, SMDF) – Member
(9) Uzoma Nwagba (CEO, CrediCorp) – Member
(10) Bala Bello (Deputy Governor, CBN) – Member
(11) Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC) – Member
(12) Nana Maidugu (NSIA) – Member
(13) Michael Ivenso (NCCC) – Member
(14) Suleiman Yusuf (Blue Camel Energy) – Member
(15) Chidi Ajaere (Jet EV) – Member

Ngelale states, “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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