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Buhari to attend climate change conference in Morocco


President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO: STATE HOUSE

President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO: STATE HOUSE

President Buhari will attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP-22, in Marrakech, Morocco, November 14-16, 2016.

A statement yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said Buhari would participate in the official opening plenary on November 15 where he would deliver his national statement during the High Level Segment of COP-22.

The 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.

He 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.”He will also attend the Summit of African Heads of State on the sidelines of the climate change conference.

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