As part of preparations for Nigeria’s participation at the Conference of Parties (COP27), the Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi has assured stakeholders that Nigeria will encourage inclusive participation at the event.
He made this assertion when he received the Climate Torch of Justice from a climate change advocate organisation Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDEVNET), to voice the concerns of Nigerians – especially women and children – who are more vulnerable and affected by the fallouts of climate change – flood, desertification and environmental pollution.
The minister who received the members of the organisation, commended the group and promised that its demands would be presented during the COP 27 event scheduled for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to 18, 2022, stressing that their views would be discussed during the event.
“We [have] heard your voice, your advocacy and the issues would be taken into consideration during the COP 27.”
The group presented to the minister, the Climate Justice Torch as part of its activities lined up to create awareness about the event.
In his remark, the research officer of the organisation, Mr. Lucky Abeng disclosed that the organisation wants to present the voice of rural communities at the forum, saying its ideas are supported by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), an organisation in support of African countries’ participation at the event.
A statement by the ministry’s head, press and public relations, Ibrahim Haruna recalled that Abdullahi recently briefed the media as part of public awareness and unveiled the emblem “Nigeria at COP27, Sharm El- Sheikh 2022, Egypt’’ to signify Nigeria’s readiness to participate.