President Buhari reveal plans to tackle climate change in Nigeria


"We will take concrete steps to harness climate innovative ideas by including youths in decision making processes as part of our over-all climate governance architecture"

President Muhammad Buhari has revealed it plans on how to arrest climate change in Nigeria. Buhari disclosed while speaking at the UN summit.

He said : ”We will strengthen solid and liquid waste management systems to attract more private sector investors.

Like Our Facebook page

”We will take concrete steps to harness climate innovative ideas by including youths in decision making processes as part of our over-all climate governance architecture.

”We will mobilize Nigerian youths towards planting 25 million trees to enhance Nigeria’s carbon sink.”

The Nigerian leader also disclosed that Nigeria had embarked on diversification of its energy sources from dependence on gas-powered system to hydro, solar, wind, biomass and nuclear sources.


According to him, Nigeria is progressively working to realize 30 percent energy efficiency and renewable energy mix by 2030, saying this is envisaged to lead to 179 million tons of carbon dioxide reduction per annum by 2030.

”In addition, our Administration intends to develop a shelter belt across 11 States of the Federation spanning a distance of 1,500 km and 15km across through the Great Green Wall initiative.

”Furthermore, the Federal Government has commenced the implementation of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Programme in Ogoniland, to recover the carbon sink potential of the mangrove ecosystem of the one thousand square kilometers (1,000 KM2) polluted site in the affected area.

”I should also inform the summit that our Government has introduced Climate Smart Agricultural Practices to unlock Seventy-Four (74) Million tons of carbon dioxide per annum, through relevant technologies, advocacy and best practices,” he added.

President Buhari also noted that the Lake Chad Basin, which used to be a region of productivity, food security and wealth for an estimated 40 million citizens living around the Chad Basin, had shrunk significantly from its original size due to Climate Change.

READ ALSO  University fees in Nigeria is too cheap - Oby Ezekwesili

He pledged that the member countries of the region would continue to lead in efforts to have solid partnerships for the ecological restoration and recharge of the Lake.

”We are confident that this would improve the living conditions of the diverse nationals living in the area, promote inter-state cooperation, strengthen community resilience, as well as assist in addressing the environmental and security crisis that threaten the region, its resources and inhabitants.

”Finally, permit me to add that the forty million citizens in the Lake Chad area expect this Summit to take into consideration their concerns.

READ ALSO  Alleged €250m Fraud: Malaysian Docked, Remanded in Ikoyi Prison

”They anticipate that the outcomes of this meeting would include solutions to address the Climate Change impact in the Lake Chad area.

”I am glad that the Secretary General and some of the member states represented in this hall are partnering with us in this endeavor,” he further maintained.

President Buhari on behalf of the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin thanked them for their cooperation, saying he looked forward to deepening their partnership.(NAN)

Want To Support Us By Donating Click Here


Article Rating


Stories You May find Interesting

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments