President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi to lead Nigeria’s delegation to the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6 to 18, 2022.
Abdullahi is expected to represent the president at high-level sessions and also deliver Nigeria’s National Statement at COP27 plenary, attend bilaterals and side meetings on Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan, amongst other engagements.
As chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Pan African Great Green Wall, he is expected to host a high-level meeting of member states on the GGW alongside the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Pan African Great Green Wall (PAGGW).
A statement by the ministry’s head of press and public relations unit, Ibrahim Haruna said other ministers mandated to attend include Engr. Sulaiman Adamu (water resources), Dr. Mahmood Abubakar (agriculture), Zainab Ahmed (finance), Engr. Abubakar Aliyu (power), Sadiya Farouq (humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development) and others.