Rep Onuigbo Lauds President Tinubu’s Efforts in Tackling Climate Change

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Rep Onuigbo Lauds President Tinubu’s Efforts in Tackling Climate Change

Says attainment of 2050-2070 net-zero target is feasible

The member representing South-east in the Governing Board in the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Rep Sam Onuigbo has commended president Bola Ahmed Tinubu for scaling up efforts towards tackling climate change menace in the country.

The sponsor of the Climate Change Act in Nigeria and also Chairman, Committee On Security, Climate Change and Special Interventions in NEDC, Rep Onuigbo gave the commendations during the Launch of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation Framework at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

He noted that the president’s leadership ingenuity and inventiveness in tackling climate change and it’s related issues without losing sight of the opportunities in the area have made the attainment of 2050-2070 net-zero target as enshrined in the Act feasible and mind-blowing.

Rep Sam Onuigbo who further observed that Nigeria has created a clear pathway towards achieving low greenhouse gas emission and sustainable economic development to mention but a few eulogized other critical stakeholders for their immense contributions in the project.

The former federal legislator from Abia State, South East of Nigeria, Rep Onuigbo who revealed that children are heavily impacted by the disaster said climate change would soon be mainstreamed into the educational curriculum as a subject of importance to further create more awareness.

Group Picture from the Event
Group Picture from the Event
Group Picture from the Event
Group Picture from the Event

He said;

“It is my pleasure to be part of this important ceremony–the Launch of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation Framework.

“I am happy because what we started on a small scale, when there was little or no awareness, is truly moving in the right direction in a gradual but steady manner.

“Right away, I would like to congratulate the Director-General and the leadership of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), the Federal Ministry of Environment, NDC Partnership, and other facilitators–local and international.

“Today’s event is unique for many reasons, prominent among which is to recall that the Honourable Minister of Environment unveiled the Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) during COP28 in December, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“That landmark event at the global stage was followed by several other activities in Nigeria, including the high-level presentation and socialisation of the LT-LEDS on May 8, 2024.

“Today, as a humble public servant of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the sponsor of the Climate Change Act, I am grateful to God that we now have a clear pathway towards attaining Section 1 of the Act which is aimed at “…achieving low greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, inclusive green growth and sustainable economic development.”

“According to Jane Bevan of UNICEF, Nigeria ranks among the top countries where children are badly impacted by climate change. In the Act, we prioritised women, youths, and children. Accordingly, Section 26 clearly provides “for the integration of climate change into the various disciplines and subjects across all educational levels.”

“The good news today is that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR has comprehensively activated the Climate Change Act through his speeches, pronouncements, and clear actions. His leadership in tackling climate change and also in recognising the opportunities that abound is worthy of recognition, commendation, and emulation. Therefore, achieving this strategic milestone is a sure path towards attaining our 2050-2070 net-zero target as provided in the Act.

“Again, I congratulate everyone present in this hall and other Nigerians on this important achievement. I, therefore, respectfully urge all hands to be on deck for us to work together in a productive way and arrive at our destination”.