President Bola Tinubu has departed Abuja on Wednesday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to participate in the COP28 Climate Summit.
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28), will feature the World Leaders’ Summit on December 1 and 2, 2023, themed “Unite, Act, and Deliver.”
During this summit, President Tinubu will present a national statement, shedding light on Nigeria’s position on key issues such as renewable energy and climate financing.
Considering the significant effects of climate change on Nigeria, including desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and associated national security risks, President Tinubu aims to leverage this platform to call for enhanced financial and technical assistance to developing nations.
He intends to use the opportunity to prompt developed countries about their public commitment to allocate $100 billion annually to support localized initiatives addressing challenges linked to climate change.
During his time in Dubai, President Tinubu will actively engage in significant side events, reinforcing his dedicated efforts to attract foreign direct investment for increased wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country.
The President, accompanied by senior government officials, is anticipated to return to Abuja upon the summit’s conclusion, as highlighted in a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.