The current administration led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu is placing a great emphasis on addressing climate change challenges such as desertification, coastal erosion, and flooding.
There is a strong focus on collaborating with like-minded individuals and institutions that share the government’s vision for a sustainable future.
Vice President Kashim Shettima expressed his satisfaction during his speech at the Presidential Villa yesterday, following a presentation titled “Building Climate Resilience for Enhanced National Security: Strategic Options for Nigeria by 2035” by the participants of National Defence College (NDC) Course 31. This presentation was definitely one of the highlights of his remarks.
According to a statement by his media office, the Vice President who recognized the devotion of members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and related institutions to the advancement of the nation’s interests, noted that “your voices are heard and your contributions valued. Government shares your informed concerns for the security implications of underestimating the devastations of climate change.”
In his words; Shettima said, “The Green Wall Project, which has been prioritized by the government, stands as a testament to our unyielding resolve to shield our habitat and bolster our nation’s security. It is heartening to witness the alignment between your findings and our government’s policy objectives, reinforcing our belief that a holistic and comprehensive approach is essential to tackling these challenges effectively.”
In buttressing about the significance of the NDC Course 31 research report, Sen. Shettima said, “Your research findings hold the promise of a more resilient and secure Nigeria, and together, we shall forge ahead, united in our pursuit of a better tomorrow.”
“Your research findings also resonate deeply with the government’s ongoing commitment to address the menacing spectres of desertification, coastal erosion, and flooding. We recognize that a nation’s security is intricately linked to the environmental challenges it faces. As such, your insights provide a roadmap for charting a course toward a more resilient, secure, and sustainable future for Nigeria.” The VP noted.