Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has today, Monday, November 1, 2021, departed for Glasgow, Scotland ahead of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change. ayokinews.com reports
This was made known in a statement released on Sunday by the Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Garba, stated that President Buhari was scheduled to a speech at the high-level segment for Heads of State and Government at the conference on November 2.
”President Buhari’s address is expected to highlight Nigeria’s key priorities and action to tackle climate change as well as progress on the country’s transition to low carbon economy, consistent with achieving the Paris Climate Agreement,” Garba Shehu said.
According to Garba, the conference which is to be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, is expected to bring parties together to help steer action towards the Paris Agreement as well as the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change.
He noted that the President would be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
Garba further revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari would be proceeding to Paris, France, for an official visit to reciprocate the one earlier paid to Nigeria by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and also to attend the Paris Peace forum 2021.