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Thursday, 29 September 2022

Buhari Appoints NYC President, Blessing Akinlosotu, Others As Members National Council On Climate Change




President Muhammadu Buhari has made fresh appointments.
 
The president has appointed and inaugurated the President, of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) Blessing Akinlosotu as a member of the National Council on Climate Change alongside others.
 
The inauguration ceremony was coupled with the setting up of the agenda for effective and efficient operation of the council.
 
Buhari during the inauguration on Wednesday stated that the Council is chaired by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, with the Vice President as Vice Chairman, and the Chairman of, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum as a member also.
 
He further disclosed that, “Other members of the Council are the Ministers responsible for Environment; Petroleum Resources; Budget and National Planning; Justice; Mines and Steel Development; Finance; Agriculture and Rural Development; Power; Women Affairs; Transportation; and Water Resources.

“The Governor of Central Bank; the National Security Adviser; President of Association Local Governments of Nigeria; a representative of the private sector on climate change or environmental related matters (representative of National Conservation Foundation); a representative of National Council on Women Societies; a representative of Nigerian Youth Congress, and a representative of the Civil Society Organisation are also members of the Council.”
 
The President also directed the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in conjunction with the Minister of Environment to initiate appropriate amendments to ”noticeable implementation challenges” inherent in the Act.
 
Highlighting the losses and damages caused by the recent increasing floods in several parts of the country as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other parts of East and Southern Africa, the President described climate change as one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.
 
President Buhari, therefore, reiterated the determination of his Administration to strengthen the national response to climate change and accelerate the implementation of decisive actions to reduce its impacts on the people and economy.
 
He reaffirmed that Nigeria is a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is an established international treaty to combat “dangerous human interference with the climate system”, in part by stabilizing Green House Gas concentrations in the atmosphere.

”It is against this background that in November 2021, after COP 26 in Glasgow, I signed the Nigeria Climate Change Act despite noticeable implementation challenges inherent in the Act, to set the framework for mainstreaming climate change action, carbon budgeting, and the establishment of the National Council on Climate Change.

”The council is tasked with the responsibility of formulating appropriate policies and other mechanisms for achieving low Green House Gas emissions, including green growth and sustainable economic development for Nigeria.

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