President Bola Tinubu will, on Wednesday, November 29, depart Abuja for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to attend the COP28 Climate Summit.
The summit with the theme, ‘Unite, Act, and Deliver’, has been scheduled to hold on December 1 and 2, 2023.
The presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, who made known in a statement on Tuesday, said Tinubu will, at the summit, deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.
Ngelale stated: “Mindful of the severe impact of climate change on Nigeria, such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and national security risks arising therefrom, President Tinubu will maximise the opportunity afforded by the platform to advocate increased financial and technical support for developing nations while reminding developed countries of their public pledge to provide $100 billion annually for support to localized initiatives to address climate change-related challenges.
“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.”
The presidential spokesman said Tinubu’s participation in the summit would further enhance wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country, adding that the president would also participate in other events hosted by the Nigerian delegation.
He noted that President Tinubu will be accompanied by senior government officials to the summit also known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28).
Ngelale said Tinubu would return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit.