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National AssemblySenate sets machinery in place to mitigate Climate Change in Nigeria

Senate sets machinery in place to mitigate Climate Change in Nigeria


OrderPaperToday – The Senate has on Monday, set machinery in place aimed at mitigating Climate Change in Nigeria.

This was made known by its Committee on Ecology and Climate Change, during a press briefing at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Committee Chairman, Senator Lawal Hassan Anka ( APC, Zamfara West), noted that the move is necessitated by the disturbingly high rate of gas emission in the country with an attendant adverse effect on Climate.

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He also stated that a National Green Summit will soon hold in order to chart the way out of the imminent environmental disaster. 

According to Senator Anka, Nigeria is a high net gas emitter and has consistently ranked among the 10th highest gas emitting countries in the world. 

“We are currently the seventh-largest gas flaring nation in the world, this combined with other emission sources like oil spillage and non-oil sector, notably agriculture, transportation, and power sector. 

Cumulatively, the country has witnessed the lake Chad basin rapidly drying up and the entire country has also been assailed by climate-induced conflicts leading to high human casualties and unquantifiable material losses,” he lamented.

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Senator Anka stated further that it is as a result of this development that the National Green Summit has been put together for stakeholders to brainstorm on the way forward.

He added that the  theme of the summit is “Collective Action for Gas Emission Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation in Nigeria.”

Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James
Ojochenemi Onje-James is a research writer and journalist with years of proven footprints in areas of crime and politics. She has M.Sc in International Relations and Strategic Studies; and B.Sc in Mass Communication.
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