President Tinubu, Irohinoodua team, others to attend COP28 in Dubai

By Ologeh Joseph

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will attend the Conference of Parties, (COP28) Climate Summit in Dubai.

President Tinubu is expected to depart Nigeria on Wednesday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Irohinoodua team has also been invited by the United Nations to attend the COP28 Climate Summit, also known as the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28).

Irohinoodua team will be led by Climate Change Coresspondent, Mr Ogunsona Samuel.

Irohioodua had earlier been invited to attend the Conference of Parties on Climate Change which took place in Canada last year.

Irohinoodua is the only indigenous online media that will be participating in the conference from West Africa and the only online team from Nigeria underlining the reputation the media group has earned for itself globally.

More than 100 World leaders are expected at the historic conference.

This year’s World Leaders’ Summit, takes place on December 1 and 2, 2023, under the theme, “Unite, Act, and Deliver”

A statement by President Tinubu’s media aide Ajuri Ngelale said the Nigerian President will deliver a global statement, highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.

He said “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 maximize 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.”

He said 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” he said

Ngelale said while in Dubai, President Tinubu will actively participate in key sideline events, which will further support the advancement of his avowed commitment to aggressively attract foreign direct investment for enhanced wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country, in addition to other events hosted by the Nigerian delegation.

The Nigerian President, who will be accompanied by senior government officials, is expected to return to Abuja at the conclusion of the summit.

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