President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will reach net-zero emissions by 2060.

Written by on November 3, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that Nigeria will cut its emissions to net zero by 2060.

President Buhari made the promise on Tuesday in a speech delivered at the COP26 Leaders’ Summit held in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to him, attaining national and global climate change goals will require adequate and sustained technical and financial support to developing countries.

He also said that greater effort should be channeled towards assisting developing nations to meet their ‘Nationally Determined Contributions commitments through the promises made by the developed countries to provide at least 100 billion dollars yearly.

Meanwhile, American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership role in restoring degraded lands in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘In Glasgow, American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, hails President Buhari’s climate change actions.’

Bezos, joined President Buhari, President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritanian, and Prince Charles at a COP26 side event themed ‘Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative’.

The Bezos Earth Fund has a 10 billion dollars fund to allocate to projects fighting climate change.

According to Shehu, Nigeria is due to assume the leadership of the Conference of Heads of State and the Government of the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall.

President Buhari, in his address at the event, appealed to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.

Amen John Kantiyok and Kevin Madu

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