Tuesday, July 5, 2022


Buhari heads to Morocco for climate change conference

Buhari heads to Morocco for climate change conference
November 13
12:24 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco.

The programme also known as COP-22 will hold between November 14 and November 16, 2016.

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.

Adesina said on Tuesday, Buhari will participate in the official opening plenary, where he will deliver his national statement during the high level segment of COP 22.


“The presidential address is expected to highlight, among other key issues, Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and policy actions aimed at tackling climate change through environmental sustainable efforts,” the statement read.

“President Buhari will also use the occasion of his speech to rally international support for the clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta and the resuscitation of the Lake Chad Basin.

“While in Marrakech, the president is scheduled to attend the Africa Day Commemoration at COP 22 with the theme, ‘Moving from Commitments to Action with Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and African Renewable Energy Initiative.’


The Nigerian leader will also attend a summit of African heads of state, according to the statement.

“He will also attend the Summit of African Heads of State on the sidelines of the Climate Change conference.
COP 22, which will be attended by representatives from 197 countries including world leaders, environment ministers, government officials as well as a wide range of representatives from civil society and the private sector, is the first meeting of State Parties since the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement on November 4, 2016,” it said.

“The legally binding international Agreement on climate change, among others, addresses issues of global warming, including its impact on food security and agriculture.”


1 Comment

  1. Vicoco
    Vicoco November 13, 15:53

    Please can somebody tell this president to seat at home and govern. Nigeria is going through so much now and all these excessive expenditure on presidential movement could be used to buy an instrument at our hospitals. Why can a minister represent the country or even the VP? Must the president be at every event outside? This is the time to consult within and find lasting solution to our peculiar problems-raising cost of living, inflation, slow GDP, recession etc. At every slightest reason, the president is on the air, it’s like they look for events so he could travel. God help Nigeria.

    Reply to this comment

Write a Comment