Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, November 14, depart the country for a three day official visit to Morocco.
President Buhari is set to attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ROYAL NEWS has gathered.
This was announced in a statement on Sunday by Femi Adesina the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.
The president will also participate in the official opening plenary on Tuesday, November 15 where he will deliver his national statement during the High Level Segment of COP 22.
His address is expected to highlight, among other key issues such as Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to implementing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and policy actions aimed at tackling climate change through environmental sustainable efforts.
President Buhari, while there, will use the occasion of his speech to rally international support for the clean-up of Ogoni-land in the Niger Delta and the resuscitation of the Lake Chad Basin.
While in Marrakech, the president is scheduled to attend the Africa Day Commemoration at COP 22 with the theme, “Moving from Commitments to Action with Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and African Renewable Energy Initiative.”
He will also attend the Summit of African Heads of State on the sidelines of the Climate Change conference. COP 22, which will be attended by representatives from 197 countries including world leaders, environment ministers, government officials as well as a wide range of representatives from civil society and the private sector, is the first meeting of State Parties since the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement on November 4, 2016.