Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu will on Wednesday depart Abuja for Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he will attend the COP28 Climate Summit.
In a statement yesterday, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity said that the president will deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.
In the statement, Ngelale said that the president will dwell on the severe impact of climate change on Nigeria, such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and national security risks, adding that he will maximise the opportunity afforded by the platform to advocate increased financial and technical support from developing nations.
He also said that the president will also remind developed countries of their public pledge to provide 100 billion dollars annually for support to localised initiatives to address climate change-related challenges.
According to him, the President’s message will also focus on holding businesses and institutions accountable, reflecting Nigeria’s dedication to sustainable and responsible practices.
“The Nigerian delegation to COP28 will actively explore establishing new and deeper bilateral partnerships to implement Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes, ITMOs, Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation, “he said.
Ngelale also noted that Tinubu’s active participation in key sideline events would further support the advancement of his avowed commitment to attract foreign direct investment and that the participation would further enhance wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country.
Story was adapted from Daily Nigerian.