Connect with us
  •  Prince Usman Hamzat Chairman Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State has said that 1 600 residents have benefitted from an ongoing free grassroots health outreach organised by the council Hamzat who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday when he visited the ongoing exercise said that the medical outreach was to achieve health care for all residents of the council area According to him the outreach is an initiative of the council in partnership with Ilera Eko and Lagos Blood Transfusion Department This is another avenue we are using to achieve our campaign promises to the residents and a core part of which is to ensure adequate health care delivery for every residents of Ifako Ijaiye local government area We call on all residents to take advantage of the health outreach which is taken to their doorsteps This exercise gives residents an opportunity to know and improve on their health status And we thank the outreach partners for their kindness and support to make the project a success he said The council chairman said that the health care began three weeks ago and within the short time the council had been able to touch the lives of 1 600 residents in a specific and impactful ways According to him some of the health services rendered by the outreach include HIV test COVID 19 vaccine immunisation BP checks oxygen screening blood donation supplement health insurance and free drugs dispensing He added that also available at the venues include free LASRRA registration services Hamzat said the health initiatives had been going round from one centre and street to another In the first week the team went through Iju Ogundimu Street Palace Iju Central Mosque Iju Ishaga and Dynamics Faith Bible church all in Ifako Ijaiye area The chairman added that in the second week the exercise was held at Ashabi Taiwo junction Obawole Ifako Istijabat Central Mosque Obawole Ifako Pillar of Faith Assembly Olusesi Iju Ishaga community Mrs Bosede Gboyega one of the beneficiaries thanked the local government management for the free treatment without either paying for consultation or incuring medical bills Gboyega a resident of Oku Ogundimu in Ifako Ijaiye local government thanked the council chairman for the kind gesture Mr Rasheed Aderibigbe another beneficiary thanked the council chairman for free medical outreach for the residents Aderibigbe added that such treatments would help residents to discover hiding ailments in the body system Apart from the free screening and medical tests we were also treated and given drugs without paying We really thank the chairman for this opportunity and pray for more success in his tenure he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    1,600 Ifako-Ijaiye residents benefit from free health outreach
     Prince Usman Hamzat Chairman Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State has said that 1 600 residents have benefitted from an ongoing free grassroots health outreach organised by the council Hamzat who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday when he visited the ongoing exercise said that the medical outreach was to achieve health care for all residents of the council area According to him the outreach is an initiative of the council in partnership with Ilera Eko and Lagos Blood Transfusion Department This is another avenue we are using to achieve our campaign promises to the residents and a core part of which is to ensure adequate health care delivery for every residents of Ifako Ijaiye local government area We call on all residents to take advantage of the health outreach which is taken to their doorsteps This exercise gives residents an opportunity to know and improve on their health status And we thank the outreach partners for their kindness and support to make the project a success he said The council chairman said that the health care began three weeks ago and within the short time the council had been able to touch the lives of 1 600 residents in a specific and impactful ways According to him some of the health services rendered by the outreach include HIV test COVID 19 vaccine immunisation BP checks oxygen screening blood donation supplement health insurance and free drugs dispensing He added that also available at the venues include free LASRRA registration services Hamzat said the health initiatives had been going round from one centre and street to another In the first week the team went through Iju Ogundimu Street Palace Iju Central Mosque Iju Ishaga and Dynamics Faith Bible church all in Ifako Ijaiye area The chairman added that in the second week the exercise was held at Ashabi Taiwo junction Obawole Ifako Istijabat Central Mosque Obawole Ifako Pillar of Faith Assembly Olusesi Iju Ishaga community Mrs Bosede Gboyega one of the beneficiaries thanked the local government management for the free treatment without either paying for consultation or incuring medical bills Gboyega a resident of Oku Ogundimu in Ifako Ijaiye local government thanked the council chairman for the kind gesture Mr Rasheed Aderibigbe another beneficiary thanked the council chairman for free medical outreach for the residents Aderibigbe added that such treatments would help residents to discover hiding ailments in the body system Apart from the free screening and medical tests we were also treated and given drugs without paying We really thank the chairman for this opportunity and pray for more success in his tenure he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    1,600 Ifako-Ijaiye residents benefit from free health outreach
    General news3 weeks ago

    1,600 Ifako-Ijaiye residents benefit from free health outreach

    Prince Usman Hamzat, Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State, has said that 1,600 residents have benefitted from an ongoing free grassroots health outreach organised by the council. 

    Hamzat, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday, when he visited the ongoing exercise, said that the medical outreach was to achieve health care for all residents of the council area.

    According to him, the outreach is an initiative of the council in partnership with Ilera Eko, and Lagos Blood Transfusion Department.

    “This is another avenue we are using to achieve our campaign promises to the residents and a core part of which is to ensure adequate health care delivery for every residents of Ifako-Ijaiye local government area.

    “We call on all residents to take advantage of the health outreach which is taken to their doorsteps.

    “This exercise gives residents an opportunity to know and improve on their health status. 

    “And we thank the outreach partners for their kindness and support to make the project a success,” he said.

    The council chairman said that the health care began three weeks ago and within the short time, the council had  been able to touch the lives of 1,600 residents in a specific and impactful ways.

    According to him, some of the health services rendered by the outreach include: HIV test, COVID-19 vaccine, immunisation, BP checks, oxygen screening, blood donation, supplement, health insurance, and free drugs dispensing.

    He added that also available at the venues include free LASRRA registration services.

    Hamzat said the health initiatives had been going round from one centre and street to another.

    “In the first week, the team went through Iju Ogundimu Street, Palace; Iju Central Mosque, Iju Ishaga; and Dynamics Faith Bible church, all in  Ifako-Ijaiye area.

    The chairman added that in the second week, the exercise was held at Ashabi Taiwo junction, Obawole Ifako;Istijabat Central Mosque, Obawole Ifako; Pillar of Faith Assembly, Olusesi Iju Ishaga community.

    Mrs Bosede Gboyega, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the local government management for the free treatment without either paying for consultation or incuring medical bills.

    Gboyega, a resident of Oku Ogundimu in Ifako-Ijaiye local government, thanked the council chairman for the kind gesture.

    Mr Rasheed Aderibigbe, another beneficiary, thanked the council chairman for free medical outreach for the residents.

    Aderibigbe added that such treatments would help residents to discover hiding ailments in the body system.

    “Apart from the free screening and medical tests, we were also treated and given drugs without paying.

    “We really thank the chairman for this opportunity and pray for more success in his tenure,” he said.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Ebonyi Government has embarked on free vaccination of animals across the state an official has said The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Prof Humphrey Nwoabasi said this at the launch of a Transboundary Animal Diseases Vaccination programme on Wednesday in Abakaliki Nwoabasi described the programme as a Federal Government s initiative to eradicate rabies and transboundary diseases that cause zoonotic infections He said that the objective was to improve productivity in livestock and ensure the well being of consumers He commended the Federal Government for the vaccines and promised that the essence would be achieved He said that there was need for active collaboration between human and animal doctors to curb the spread of animal diseases in society He promised to sustain the existing partnership between the ministry and veterinary agency in the state Nwoabasi said that council chairmen and traditional rulers would key in to ensure that the exercise reached every part of the state He promised that the ministry would carry out effective sensitisation and mobilisation to ensure the success of the programme He expressed the hope that the programme would be effectively implemented to ensure that a reasonable number of animals was vaccinated The Director State Veterinary Services Dr Ephraim Nwanga said that the programme was designed to enhance productivity and health of animals and also promote human health Nwanga said the ministry received vaccines for rabies newcastle diseases Peste des Petits Ruminants sheep and goat plague foot and mouth disease cantagious bovine pleuropneumonia among others The Federal Government has taken a decision to give free vaccination to dogs goats sheep pigs and cattle amongst other animals against those diseases There are some diseases that can kill livestock but may not affect human beings But losses may lead to depression of owners of those animals These diseases are mostly imported from other countries by headers and some may go from Nigeria to other countries and that has caused a lot of problems he said Nwanga said that if animals were protected from these diseases that cause a lot of economic devastation there would be employment opportunities and a sustainable source of animal protein We found out that it is now difficult for families to have access to meat due to outbreak of transboundary diseases he said He listed the diseases as the avian influenza in poultry African swine Guinea pine in pig and in cattle among others The Representative of the Federal Ministry of Veterinary Services in the state Dr Solomon Okoli commended the Federal Government for the initiative Okoli who is a Federal Epidemiology Officer said that the Federal Government was making efforts to eradicate rabies by 2030 He thanked the State Government for collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure that the goal of the programme was achieved Also the state Chairman Pig Farmers Association Mr Micheal Udenwe thanked the Federal Government for supporting animal farmers to enhance productivity Udenwe urged the Federal Government to sustain the exercise in order to ensure that its objective was realised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ebonyi embarks on free animal vaccination
     The Ebonyi Government has embarked on free vaccination of animals across the state an official has said The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources Prof Humphrey Nwoabasi said this at the launch of a Transboundary Animal Diseases Vaccination programme on Wednesday in Abakaliki Nwoabasi described the programme as a Federal Government s initiative to eradicate rabies and transboundary diseases that cause zoonotic infections He said that the objective was to improve productivity in livestock and ensure the well being of consumers He commended the Federal Government for the vaccines and promised that the essence would be achieved He said that there was need for active collaboration between human and animal doctors to curb the spread of animal diseases in society He promised to sustain the existing partnership between the ministry and veterinary agency in the state Nwoabasi said that council chairmen and traditional rulers would key in to ensure that the exercise reached every part of the state He promised that the ministry would carry out effective sensitisation and mobilisation to ensure the success of the programme He expressed the hope that the programme would be effectively implemented to ensure that a reasonable number of animals was vaccinated The Director State Veterinary Services Dr Ephraim Nwanga said that the programme was designed to enhance productivity and health of animals and also promote human health Nwanga said the ministry received vaccines for rabies newcastle diseases Peste des Petits Ruminants sheep and goat plague foot and mouth disease cantagious bovine pleuropneumonia among others The Federal Government has taken a decision to give free vaccination to dogs goats sheep pigs and cattle amongst other animals against those diseases There are some diseases that can kill livestock but may not affect human beings But losses may lead to depression of owners of those animals These diseases are mostly imported from other countries by headers and some may go from Nigeria to other countries and that has caused a lot of problems he said Nwanga said that if animals were protected from these diseases that cause a lot of economic devastation there would be employment opportunities and a sustainable source of animal protein We found out that it is now difficult for families to have access to meat due to outbreak of transboundary diseases he said He listed the diseases as the avian influenza in poultry African swine Guinea pine in pig and in cattle among others The Representative of the Federal Ministry of Veterinary Services in the state Dr Solomon Okoli commended the Federal Government for the initiative Okoli who is a Federal Epidemiology Officer said that the Federal Government was making efforts to eradicate rabies by 2030 He thanked the State Government for collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure that the goal of the programme was achieved Also the state Chairman Pig Farmers Association Mr Micheal Udenwe thanked the Federal Government for supporting animal farmers to enhance productivity Udenwe urged the Federal Government to sustain the exercise in order to ensure that its objective was realised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ebonyi embarks on free animal vaccination
    General news3 weeks ago

    Ebonyi embarks on free animal vaccination

    The Ebonyi Government has embarked on free vaccination of animals across the state, an official has said.

    The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Prof. Humphrey Nwoabasi, said this at the launch of a Transboundary Animal Diseases Vaccination programme on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

    Nwoabasi described the programme as a Federal Government’s initiative to eradicate rabies and transboundary diseases that cause zoonotic infections.

    He said that the objective was to improve productivity in livestock and ensure the well-being of consumers.

    He commended the Federal Government for the vaccines and promised that the essence would be achieved.

    He said that there was need for active collaboration between human and animal doctors to curb the spread of animal diseases in society.

    He promised to sustain the existing partnership between the ministry and veterinary agency in the state.

    Nwoabasi said that council chairmen and traditional rulers would key in to ensure that the exercise reached every part of the state.

    He promised that the ministry would carry out effective sensitisation and mobilisation to ensure the success of the programme.

    He expressed the hope that the programme would be effectively implemented to ensure that a reasonable number of animals was vaccinated.

    The Director, State Veterinary Services, Dr Ephraim Nwanga, said that the programme was designed to enhance productivity and health of animals and also promote human health.

    Nwanga said the ministry received vaccines for rabies, newcastle diseases, Peste des Petits Ruminants (sheep and goat plague), foot and mouth disease, cantagious bovine pleuropneumonia, among others.

    “The Federal Government has taken a decision to give free vaccination to dogs, goats, sheep, pigs and cattle, amongst other animals, against those diseases.

    “There are some diseases that can kill livestock but may not affect human beings.

    “But losses may lead to depression of owners of those animals.

    “These diseases are mostly imported from other countries by headers, and some may go from Nigeria to other countries and that has caused a lot of problems,’’ he said.

    Nwanga said that if animals were protected from these diseases that cause a lot of economic devastation, there would be employment opportunities and a sustainable source of animal protein.

    “We found out that it is now difficult for families to have access to meat, due to outbreak of transboundary diseases,” he said.

    He listed the diseases as the avian influenza in poultry, African swine, Guinea pine in pig and in cattle, among others.

    The Representative of the Federal Ministry of Veterinary Services in the state, Dr Solomon Okoli, commended the Federal Government for the initiative.

    Okoli, who is a Federal Epidemiology Officer, said that the Federal Government was making efforts to eradicate rabies by 2030. He thanked the State Government for collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure that the goal of the programme was achieved.

    Also, the state Chairman, Pig Farmers Association, Mr Micheal Udenwe, thanked the Federal Government for supporting animal farmers to enhance productivity.

    Udenwe urged the Federal Government to sustain the exercise in order to ensure that its objective was realised.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The World Health Organisation WHO says cases of COVID 19 has declined globally Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus WHO Director General said this on Wednesday in an online COVD 19 media briefing This is very encouraging But there is no guarantee these trends will persist The most dangerous thing is to assume they will The number of weekly reported deaths may have dropped by more than 80 per cent since February but even so last week one person died with COVID 19 every 44 seconds Ghebreyesus said Ghebreyesus said that most of those deaths wee avoidable According to him one might be tired of hearing me say the pandemic is not over But I will keep saying it until it is This virus will not just fade away He said the organisation understood that many governments were dealing with multiple challenges and competing priorities Ghebreyesus said that to support government WHO would next week publish a set of six short policy briefs outlining the essential actions that all governments could take to reduce transmission and save lives He said the briefs would cover the essential elements of testing clinical management vaccination infection prevention and control risk communication and community engagement and managing the infodemic We hope countries will use these briefs to reassess and readjust their policies to protect those most at risk treat those who needed it and save lives The pandemic is always evolving and so must the response in every country Even as we continue to respond to the pandemic work is progressing to put in place the measures to keep the world safer from future epidemics and pandemics Ghebreyesus said He said that in November 2021 WHO s Member States made a historic decision to negotiate a new international accord on pandemic preparedness and response Just as countries have come together before to agree treaties on the threats posed by tobacco nuclear weapons and climate change So now countries are coming together to agree on a common approach to the common threat of epidemics and pandemics he said He said that the final outcome would be a legal instrument negotiated by sovereign states and implemented by sovereign states in accordance with their own laws But this is not a discussion for governments alone Pandemics threaten every single person on earth so it s important that everyone can have their say on what this landmark international agreement looks like WHO boss said According to him to enable that to happen WHO is be holding public hearings to give as many people as people as possible the opportunity to have input into the negotiating process He said that the first round of public hearings was in April and the second round would be held later in September We invite everyone everywhere to have their say by submitting a video statement between the 9th and 13th of September responding to this question Based on your experience with the COVID 19 pandemic what do you believe should be addressed at the international level to better protect against future pandemics Ghebreyesus said He said that the organisation was looking forward to receiving many suggestions and ideas from as many countries as possible NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Global decline in COVID 19 cases reported – WHO
     The World Health Organisation WHO says cases of COVID 19 has declined globally Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus WHO Director General said this on Wednesday in an online COVD 19 media briefing This is very encouraging But there is no guarantee these trends will persist The most dangerous thing is to assume they will The number of weekly reported deaths may have dropped by more than 80 per cent since February but even so last week one person died with COVID 19 every 44 seconds Ghebreyesus said Ghebreyesus said that most of those deaths wee avoidable According to him one might be tired of hearing me say the pandemic is not over But I will keep saying it until it is This virus will not just fade away He said the organisation understood that many governments were dealing with multiple challenges and competing priorities Ghebreyesus said that to support government WHO would next week publish a set of six short policy briefs outlining the essential actions that all governments could take to reduce transmission and save lives He said the briefs would cover the essential elements of testing clinical management vaccination infection prevention and control risk communication and community engagement and managing the infodemic We hope countries will use these briefs to reassess and readjust their policies to protect those most at risk treat those who needed it and save lives The pandemic is always evolving and so must the response in every country Even as we continue to respond to the pandemic work is progressing to put in place the measures to keep the world safer from future epidemics and pandemics Ghebreyesus said He said that in November 2021 WHO s Member States made a historic decision to negotiate a new international accord on pandemic preparedness and response Just as countries have come together before to agree treaties on the threats posed by tobacco nuclear weapons and climate change So now countries are coming together to agree on a common approach to the common threat of epidemics and pandemics he said He said that the final outcome would be a legal instrument negotiated by sovereign states and implemented by sovereign states in accordance with their own laws But this is not a discussion for governments alone Pandemics threaten every single person on earth so it s important that everyone can have their say on what this landmark international agreement looks like WHO boss said According to him to enable that to happen WHO is be holding public hearings to give as many people as people as possible the opportunity to have input into the negotiating process He said that the first round of public hearings was in April and the second round would be held later in September We invite everyone everywhere to have their say by submitting a video statement between the 9th and 13th of September responding to this question Based on your experience with the COVID 19 pandemic what do you believe should be addressed at the international level to better protect against future pandemics Ghebreyesus said He said that the organisation was looking forward to receiving many suggestions and ideas from as many countries as possible NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Global decline in COVID 19 cases reported – WHO
    General news3 weeks ago

    Global decline in COVID 19 cases reported – WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) says  cases of COVID-19 has declined globally.

    Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General said this on Wednesday in an online COVD-19 media briefing.

    “This is very encouraging.

    But there is no guarantee these trends will persist.

    The most dangerous thing is to assume they will.

    “The number of weekly reported deaths may have dropped by more than 80 per cent since February, but even so, last week one person died with COVID-19 every 44 seconds,’’ Ghebreyesus said.

    Ghebreyesus said that most of those deaths wee avoidable.

    According to him, one might be tired of hearing me say the pandemic is not over.

    But I will keep saying it until it is.

    This virus will not just fade away.

    He said the organisation understood that many governments were dealing with multiple challenges and competing priorities.

    Ghebreyesus said that to support government WHO would next week publish a set of six short policy briefs, outlining the essential actions that all governments could take to reduce transmission and save lives.

    He said the briefs would cover the essential elements of testing, clinical management, vaccination, infection prevention and control, risk communication and community engagement, and managing the infodemic.

    “We hope countries will use these briefs to reassess and readjust their policies to protect those most at risk, treat those who needed it and save lives.

    “The pandemic is always evolving, and so must the response, in every country.

    “Even as we continue to respond to the pandemic, work is progressing to put in place the measures to keep the world safer from future epidemics and pandemics,’’ Ghebreyesus said.

    He said that in November 2021, WHO’s Member States made a historic decision to negotiate a new international accord on pandemic preparedness and response.

    “Just as countries have come together before to agree treaties on the threats posed by tobacco, nuclear weapons and climate change.

    “So now countries are coming together to agree on a common approach to the common threat of epidemics and pandemics,’’ he said.

    He said that the final outcome would be a legal instrument negotiated by sovereign states and implemented by sovereign states, in accordance with their own laws.

    “But this is not a discussion for governments alone.

    “Pandemics threaten every single person on earth, so it’s important that everyone can have their say on what this landmark international agreement looks like,’’ WHO boss said.

    According to him, to enable that to happen, WHO is be holding public hearings, to give as many people as people as possible the opportunity to have input into the negotiating process.

    He said that the first round of public hearings was in April, and the second round would be held later in September.

    “We invite everyone, everywhere to have their say, by submitting a video statement between the 9th and 13th of September, responding to this question.

    “Based on your experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, what do you believe should be addressed at the international level to better protect against future pandemics,’’ Ghebreyesus said.

    He said that the organisation was looking forward to receiving many suggestions and ideas, from as many countries as possible.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The people of Buratai community in Biu Local Government Area of Borno have honoured their son retired Lt Gen Tukur Buratai for his excellent performance as Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021 Buratai who is Nigeria s Ambassador to Benin Republic was received to a grand reception by the people led by the community and youth leaders Former Army Spokesperson retired Brig Gen Sani Usman in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the reception took place on Tuesday Usman said the community and youth leaders took turn to shower encomiums on Gen Buratai for being a worthy son and an ambassador to the town He said they also prayed for him and commended the sterling efforts of the Director General of Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace TBIWP retired Brig Gen Abdullahi Dadan Garba for his continuous support to the community According to him they also commended the Commanding Officer Forward Operation Base FOB Buratai Maj YH Kachalla for ensuring the security of the community and its environs He added that the people also made a presentation of a shield bow arrow and a sword as a mark of honour and respect to the ambassador In his remarks Lt Gen Buratai thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for entrusting with the responsibility of commanding the Nigerian army at one of the most critical times in Nigeria s history as well as his appointment as an ambassador Buratai also thanked the good people of Buratai town and environs for their continued love support and prayers He described the honour done to him as to the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their untiring efforts in returning peace and stability to the North East and other parts of the country The ambassador called on his people to continue to support and cooperate with the military and security forces He also enjoined them to take advantage of the interest free thrift loan scheme provided for them to enhance their vocations and urged the youths to take their education seriously NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buratai community honours former army chief
     The people of Buratai community in Biu Local Government Area of Borno have honoured their son retired Lt Gen Tukur Buratai for his excellent performance as Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021 Buratai who is Nigeria s Ambassador to Benin Republic was received to a grand reception by the people led by the community and youth leaders Former Army Spokesperson retired Brig Gen Sani Usman in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the reception took place on Tuesday Usman said the community and youth leaders took turn to shower encomiums on Gen Buratai for being a worthy son and an ambassador to the town He said they also prayed for him and commended the sterling efforts of the Director General of Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace TBIWP retired Brig Gen Abdullahi Dadan Garba for his continuous support to the community According to him they also commended the Commanding Officer Forward Operation Base FOB Buratai Maj YH Kachalla for ensuring the security of the community and its environs He added that the people also made a presentation of a shield bow arrow and a sword as a mark of honour and respect to the ambassador In his remarks Lt Gen Buratai thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for entrusting with the responsibility of commanding the Nigerian army at one of the most critical times in Nigeria s history as well as his appointment as an ambassador Buratai also thanked the good people of Buratai town and environs for their continued love support and prayers He described the honour done to him as to the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their untiring efforts in returning peace and stability to the North East and other parts of the country The ambassador called on his people to continue to support and cooperate with the military and security forces He also enjoined them to take advantage of the interest free thrift loan scheme provided for them to enhance their vocations and urged the youths to take their education seriously NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buratai community honours former army chief
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    Buratai community honours former army chief

    The people of Buratai community in Biu Local Government Area of Borno, have honoured their son, retired Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for his excellent performance as Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021. Buratai, who is Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, was received to a grand reception by the people led by the community and youth leaders.

    Former Army Spokesperson, retired Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the reception took place on Tuesday.

    Usman said the community and youth leaders took turn to shower encomiums on Gen. Buratai for being a worthy son and an ambassador to the town.

    He said they also prayed for him and commended the sterling efforts of the Director-General of Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBIWP), retired Brig.-Gen. Abdullahi Dadan-Garba for his continuous support to the community.

    According to him, they also commended the Commanding Officer, Forward Operation Base (FOB) Buratai, Maj. YH Kachalla, for ensuring the security of the community and its environs.

    He added that the people also made a presentation of a shield, bow, arrow and a sword as a mark of honour and respect to the ambassador.

    In his remarks, Lt.-Gen Buratai thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for entrusting with the responsibility of commanding the Nigerian army at one of the most critical times in Nigeria’s history as well as his appointment as an ambassador.

    Buratai also thanked the good people of Buratai town and environs for their continued love, support and prayers.

    He described the honour done to him as to the Armed Forces of Nigeria for their untiring efforts in returning peace and stability to the North East and other parts of the country.

    The ambassador called on his people to continue to support and cooperate with the military and security forces.

    He also enjoined them to take advantage of the interest free thrift loan scheme provided for them to enhance their vocations and urged the youths to take their education seriously.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Mr Charles Aniagwu Spokesman for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar s Campaign Organisation has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would support Atiku in 2023 election Aniagwu who doubles as Delta s Commissioner for Information stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday in Asaba The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aniagwu was recently appointed as the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation ahead of the open campaigns to drive the ticket to fruition come 2023 According to Aniagwu former President Obasanjo who Atiku worked with as vice president between 1999 and 2007 saw his capabilities and Atiku helped him to reposition the country s economy He said that though they might had their differences with regards to politics Obasanjo still supported Atiku s presidential bid in 2019 I will like to refer to 2019 former president Obasanjo supported Atiku in that election Atiku was more or less Obasanjo s candidate so if he supported him that much I don t think anything has changed between 2019 and now Again former President Obasanjo is a man we have enormous respect for I am confident that the same God that led him to support Atiku in 2019 is still alive and will lead him to know that Atiku has what it takes to rescue our country from where we are at the moment We believe that Obasanjo is a man who meant well for our country he has demonstrated this in so many ways He saw the ability of Atiku in 1999 and he chose him against all odds to become his running mate So we are quite optimistic that former President Obasanjo will in the interest of our country and in line with his patriotic ideals support Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 general election Aniagwu said Aniagwu said that in spite of the many challenges facing the country Atiku would walk the talk Atiku he said recognised the fact that there were little disturbances within the party and would lead the team to address them Aniagwu said that Atiku would put on the table the vast experience garnered over the years from the private and the public sectors to make a difference to restore hope to Nigerians He said that Atiku was worried about brain drain as Nigerians leave the country in droves adding that those in the diaspora would be willing to return when things begin to work for the country According to Aniagwu top on Atiku s agenda is the need to efficiently and effectively manage Nigeria s diversity which he believes has been poorly managed over the years He said his principal would work with every Nigerian irrespective of geographical divide tribe religion political divide and with every capable Nigerian to fix the economy and address the security challenges This he has demonstrated when he had fortunate experience of working with former President Olusegun Obasanjo a man who believes in the development of this country Atiku assisted Obasanjo in recognising even from diaspora Nigerians with the ability to make a difference This he will replicate and double the effort to put the country on the path of winning ways if elected president He said that Atiku had a blueprint called My Covenant With Nigeria which had been articulated to restore the country to the path of progress in the shortest time if he becomes president come 2023 Aniagwu said that Atiku was already working on a number of bills particularly to address issues of corruption and devolution of power According to him Atiku has set all machinery in motion as he will be meeting with different stakeholders and the business community in Lagos to listen to them Atiku said that as soon as he is elected even before being sworn in the list of his ministerial nominees will be ready for scrutiny to ensure that the right persons are recruited to restore the economy of our country So there is a whole lot that the ticket represents his major goal is to bring back values and make people have hope again in our country that is blessed naturally but mismanaged by man Aniagwu said that his principal was happy about the vibrancy exhibited by the youth adding that their current interest in politics would help to change lots of things in the way the country is managed Atiku believes that the vibrancy of the youth will add color and the docility on the part of politicians would be a thing of the past Aniagwu added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Obasanjo will support PDP’s Atiku —Spokesman
     Mr Charles Aniagwu Spokesman for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar s Campaign Organisation has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would support Atiku in 2023 election Aniagwu who doubles as Delta s Commissioner for Information stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday in Asaba The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aniagwu was recently appointed as the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation ahead of the open campaigns to drive the ticket to fruition come 2023 According to Aniagwu former President Obasanjo who Atiku worked with as vice president between 1999 and 2007 saw his capabilities and Atiku helped him to reposition the country s economy He said that though they might had their differences with regards to politics Obasanjo still supported Atiku s presidential bid in 2019 I will like to refer to 2019 former president Obasanjo supported Atiku in that election Atiku was more or less Obasanjo s candidate so if he supported him that much I don t think anything has changed between 2019 and now Again former President Obasanjo is a man we have enormous respect for I am confident that the same God that led him to support Atiku in 2019 is still alive and will lead him to know that Atiku has what it takes to rescue our country from where we are at the moment We believe that Obasanjo is a man who meant well for our country he has demonstrated this in so many ways He saw the ability of Atiku in 1999 and he chose him against all odds to become his running mate So we are quite optimistic that former President Obasanjo will in the interest of our country and in line with his patriotic ideals support Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 general election Aniagwu said Aniagwu said that in spite of the many challenges facing the country Atiku would walk the talk Atiku he said recognised the fact that there were little disturbances within the party and would lead the team to address them Aniagwu said that Atiku would put on the table the vast experience garnered over the years from the private and the public sectors to make a difference to restore hope to Nigerians He said that Atiku was worried about brain drain as Nigerians leave the country in droves adding that those in the diaspora would be willing to return when things begin to work for the country According to Aniagwu top on Atiku s agenda is the need to efficiently and effectively manage Nigeria s diversity which he believes has been poorly managed over the years He said his principal would work with every Nigerian irrespective of geographical divide tribe religion political divide and with every capable Nigerian to fix the economy and address the security challenges This he has demonstrated when he had fortunate experience of working with former President Olusegun Obasanjo a man who believes in the development of this country Atiku assisted Obasanjo in recognising even from diaspora Nigerians with the ability to make a difference This he will replicate and double the effort to put the country on the path of winning ways if elected president He said that Atiku had a blueprint called My Covenant With Nigeria which had been articulated to restore the country to the path of progress in the shortest time if he becomes president come 2023 Aniagwu said that Atiku was already working on a number of bills particularly to address issues of corruption and devolution of power According to him Atiku has set all machinery in motion as he will be meeting with different stakeholders and the business community in Lagos to listen to them Atiku said that as soon as he is elected even before being sworn in the list of his ministerial nominees will be ready for scrutiny to ensure that the right persons are recruited to restore the economy of our country So there is a whole lot that the ticket represents his major goal is to bring back values and make people have hope again in our country that is blessed naturally but mismanaged by man Aniagwu said that his principal was happy about the vibrancy exhibited by the youth adding that their current interest in politics would help to change lots of things in the way the country is managed Atiku believes that the vibrancy of the youth will add color and the docility on the part of politicians would be a thing of the past Aniagwu added NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Obasanjo will support PDP’s Atiku —Spokesman
    General news3 weeks ago

    2023: Obasanjo will support PDP’s Atiku —Spokesman

    Mr Charles Aniagwu, Spokesman for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Atiku Abubakar’s Campaign Organisation, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would support Atiku in 2023 election.

    Aniagwu, who doubles as Delta’s Commissioner for Information, stated this while fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday in Asaba.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aniagwu was recently appointed as the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation ahead of the open campaigns to drive the ticket to fruition come 2023.According to Aniagwu, former President  Obasanjo, who Atiku worked with as vice president between 1999 and 2007, saw his capabilities and Atiku helped  him to reposition the country’s economy.

    He said that though they might had their differences with regards to politics, Obasanjo still supported Atiku’s presidential bid in 2019.“I will like to refer to 2019, former president Obasanjo supported Atiku in that election.

    Atiku was more or less Obasanjo’s candidate, so if he supported him that much, I don’t think anything has changed between 2019 and now.

    “Again, former President Obasanjo, is a man we have enormous respect for.

    “I am confident that the same God that led him to support Atiku in 2019 is still alive and will lead him to know that Atiku has what it takes to rescue our country from where we are at the moment.

    “We  believe that Obasanjo is a man who meant well for our country, he has demonstrated this in so many ways.

    He saw the ability of Atiku in 1999, and he chose him against all odds to become his running mate.

    “So, we are quite optimistic that former President Obasanjo, will in the interest of our country and in line with his patriotic ideals support Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 general election,” Aniagwu said.

    Aniagwu said that in spite of the many challenges facing the country Atiku would “walk the talk.

    ”Atiku  he said, recognised the fact that there were little disturbances within the party, and would lead the team to address them.

    Aniagwu said that Atiku would put on the table the vast experience garnered over the years from the private and the public sectors to make a difference to restore hope to Nigerians.

    He said that Atiku was worried about brain drain as Nigerians leave the country in droves, adding that those in the diaspora would be willing to return when things begin to work for the country.

    According to Aniagwu,  top on Atiku’s agenda is the need to efficiently and effectively manage Nigeria’s diversity, which he believes has been poorly managed over the years.

    He said his principal would work with every Nigerian, irrespective of geographical divide, tribe, religion, political divide and with every capable Nigerian to fix the economy and address the security challenges.

    “This he has demonstrated when he had fortunate experience of working with former President  Olusegun Obasanjo, a man who believes in the development of this country.

    “Atiku assisted Obasanjo in recognising even from diaspora, Nigerians with the ability to make a difference.

    This he will replicate and double the effort to put the country on the path of winning ways if elected president.

    ”He said that Atiku had a blueprint called, ” My Covenant With Nigeria,” which had been articulated to restore the country to the path of progress in the shortest time if he becomes president come 2023.Aniagwu, said that Atiku was already working on a number of bills, particularly to address issues of corruption and  devolution of power.

    According to him, Atiku has set all machinery in motion as he will be meeting with different stakeholders and the business community in Lagos to listen to them.

    “Atiku said that as soon as he is elected, even before being sworn in, the list of his ministerial nominees will be ready for scrutiny to ensure that the right persons are recruited to restore the economy of our country.

    “So, there is a whole lot that the ticket represents, his major goal is to bring back values and make people have hope again in our country that is blessed naturally but mismanaged by man.

    ”Aniagwu said that his principal was happy about  the vibrancy exhibited by the youth, adding that their current interest in politics would help to change lots of things in the way the country is managed.

    “Atiku believes that the vibrancy of the youth  will add color and the docility on the part of politicians would be a thing of the past,” Aniagwu added.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Kwara Government has renewed its commitment to sustainable commercial agriculture The state Commissioner for Agriculture Malam AbdulLateef Alakawa said this on Wednesday in Ilorin when the leadership of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering NIAE visited him He said the state government was already implementating a policy to promote year round farming activities to ensure massive food production The commissioner said that agricultural engineers had crucial roles to play towards developing agriculture in the state The role of agricultural engineers in food production and its value chain in the country is crucial As a state we have taken steps to develop the capacity of stakeholders in the sector such as engineers and extension officers he said He said that the state government had procured two new bulldozers and 15 tractors adding we will soon inaugurate irrigation equipment Alakawa said the state government had cleared 100 hectares of land at Agbeyangi Ilorin East Local Government Area as part of the Farm Kwara Initiative Another 500 hectares have also been cleared at Adanla in Ifelodun Local Government Area for the same purpose he said Alakawa said the state government was willing to partner relevant stakeholder in the implementation of its policy on sustainable agriculture Earlier the NIAE s National Chairman Prof Akindele Alonge urged the state government to support agricultural engineers in its employ to register for professional examinations He also urged the state government to support delegates from the state to participate in the forthcoming NIAE international conference and 42nd Annual General Meeting in Asaba Delta Alonge commended the Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration for its achievements in the agricultural sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt recommits to sustainable, commercial agriculture
     The Kwara Government has renewed its commitment to sustainable commercial agriculture The state Commissioner for Agriculture Malam AbdulLateef Alakawa said this on Wednesday in Ilorin when the leadership of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering NIAE visited him He said the state government was already implementating a policy to promote year round farming activities to ensure massive food production The commissioner said that agricultural engineers had crucial roles to play towards developing agriculture in the state The role of agricultural engineers in food production and its value chain in the country is crucial As a state we have taken steps to develop the capacity of stakeholders in the sector such as engineers and extension officers he said He said that the state government had procured two new bulldozers and 15 tractors adding we will soon inaugurate irrigation equipment Alakawa said the state government had cleared 100 hectares of land at Agbeyangi Ilorin East Local Government Area as part of the Farm Kwara Initiative Another 500 hectares have also been cleared at Adanla in Ifelodun Local Government Area for the same purpose he said Alakawa said the state government was willing to partner relevant stakeholder in the implementation of its policy on sustainable agriculture Earlier the NIAE s National Chairman Prof Akindele Alonge urged the state government to support agricultural engineers in its employ to register for professional examinations He also urged the state government to support delegates from the state to participate in the forthcoming NIAE international conference and 42nd Annual General Meeting in Asaba Delta Alonge commended the Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration for its achievements in the agricultural sector NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kwara Govt recommits to sustainable, commercial agriculture
    General news3 weeks ago

    Kwara Govt recommits to sustainable, commercial agriculture

    The Kwara Government has renewed its commitment to sustainable commercial agriculture.

    The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Malam AbdulLateef Alakawa, said this on Wednesday in Ilorin when the leadership of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering (NIAE) visited him.

    He said the state government was already implementating a policy to promote year-round farming activities to ensure massive food production.

    The commissioner said that agricultural engineers had crucial roles to play towards developing agriculture in the state.

    ”The role of agricultural engineers in food production and its value chain in the country is crucial.

    ”As a state, we have taken steps to develop the capacity of stakeholders in the sector such as engineers and extension officers,” he said.

    He said that the state government had procured two new bulldozers and 15 tractors, adding ”we will soon inaugurate irrigation equipment”.

    Alakawa said the state government had cleared 100 hectares of land at Agbeyangi, Ilorin East Local Government Area as part of the Farm Kwara Initiative.

    ”Another 500 hectares have also been cleared at Adanla in Ifelodun Local Government Area for the same purpose,” he said.

    Alakawa said the state government was willing to partner relevant stakeholder in the implementation of its policy on sustainable agriculture.

    Earlier, the NIAE’s National Chairman, Prof. Akindele Alonge, urged the state government to support agricultural engineers in its employ to register for professional examinations.

    He also urged the state government to support delegates from the state to participate in the forthcoming NIAE international conference and 42nd Annual General Meeting in Asaba, Delta.

    Alonge commended the Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration for its achievements in the agricultural sector.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Emir of Zazzau Suleja Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim on his 81st birthday The president in a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Wednesday in Abuja joined the Suleja Emirate Council and Niger State Traditional Council to celebrate with the royal father Buhari said that the Emir had influenced the nation s development in many ways The president felicitated family friends and associates of the Emir extolling the traditional ruler for always accepting responsibilities to serve the nation and his community He said that the traditional ruler had worked variously as a lecturer and permanent secretary before he was was elected Governor of Niger State in 1979 The president noted the visionary leadership provided by the Emir in his domain and extension of his experience in contributing to the growth of the nation particularly in the area of education administration and governance Buhari prayed for the well being of the Emir and his family NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Emir of Zazzau-Suleja, Awwal Ibrahim at 81
     President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Emir of Zazzau Suleja Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim on his 81st birthday The president in a congratulatory message by his spokesman Mr Femi Adesina on Wednesday in Abuja joined the Suleja Emirate Council and Niger State Traditional Council to celebrate with the royal father Buhari said that the Emir had influenced the nation s development in many ways The president felicitated family friends and associates of the Emir extolling the traditional ruler for always accepting responsibilities to serve the nation and his community He said that the traditional ruler had worked variously as a lecturer and permanent secretary before he was was elected Governor of Niger State in 1979 The president noted the visionary leadership provided by the Emir in his domain and extension of his experience in contributing to the growth of the nation particularly in the area of education administration and governance Buhari prayed for the well being of the Emir and his family NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Emir of Zazzau-Suleja, Awwal Ibrahim at 81
    General news3 weeks ago

    Buhari salutes Emir of Zazzau-Suleja, Awwal Ibrahim at 81

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Emir of Zazzau-Suleja, Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim on his 81st birthday.

    The president, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja joined the Suleja Emirate Council and Niger State Traditional Council to celebrate with the royal father.

    Buhari said that the Emir had influenced the nation’s development in many ways.

    The president felicitated family, friends and associates of the Emir, extolling the traditional ruler for always accepting responsibilities to serve the nation and his community.

    He said that the traditional ruler had worked variously as a lecturer and permanent secretary, before he was was elected Governor of Niger State in 1979. The president noted the visionary leadership provided by the Emir in his domain and extension of his experience in contributing to the growth of the nation, particularly in the area of education, administration and governance.

    Buhari prayed for the well-being of the Emir and his family.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Partners of the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs Hub have stressed on the importance for African countries to implement their NDCs to adapt to climate impacts This is contained in a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department African Development Bank AfDB on Wednesday NDCs represents the commitments of each country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change They were agreed to by countries during the Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP in Paris in 2015 a commitment known as The Paris Agreement Partners hosted a session titled Enabling faster and efficient NDC support through advocacy and partnerships at the just ended Africa Climate Week The partners included the AfDB United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA the African Union Commission AUC United Nations Development Fund UNDP and the Global Green Growth Institute The representatives from across the continent gathered to share their experiences of implementing the NDCs They noted that partnerships and effectiveness in measuring reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions would be key to African countries hitting their various targets The session showcased a collaborative platform for partner institutions to leverage one another s strengths to support African countries deliver their NDCs faster and efficiently In his opening remarks Gabon s Minister of Water Forest the Sea and Environment Prof Lee White said Gabon is a net positive country and is committed to remain carbon neutral to 2050 White noted that Gabon had submitted a second NDC in 2022 in collaboration with several development partners some of them members of the NDC Hub Speaking of one of the country s key sectors he stressed that Gabon s timber should not be embargoed as it is certified and produced legally and sustainably He also pressed a point made by Gabon s President Ali Bongo Ondimba earlier during Africa Climate Week to let Africa lead on climate issues The continent has a lot to offer he said Mr Jean Paul Adams UNECA s Director for Technology Climate Change and Natural Resources Management said To be effective NDCs needed to be integrated in national budgeting systems to receive funding from the national treasury Looking ahead to COP27 Adams said that Africa s priorities should include a just and equitable transition finance and resource mobilisation through such instruments as debt for climate swaps Dr Richard Munang Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Africa Office said there was no one size fits all model Munang added that African countries should consider their own individual contexts and prioritise sectors in which they enjoy a comparative advantage He also stressed the importance of tapping Africa s youth dividend Davinah Milenge AfDB s Principal Programme Coordinator in the Climate Change Department said The African Development Bank established the Africa NDC Hub to leverage the power of partnerships in delivering the NDCs with efficiency urgency and at scale Milenge said the bank had targeted its NDC support to prioritise a holistic approach that stimulates economic growth and delivers inclusivity and regional integration She cited the Desert to Power initiative which will add 10 gigawatts of solar generation capacity and provide electricity to around 250 million people in 11 Sahelian countries by 2030 Representatives from Kenya Nigeria and Gabon provided country experiences on NDC implementation current needs and priorities During the last session of the side event Africa NDC Hub partners institutions outlined their country support programmes for NDC implementation Africa NDC Hub partners will launch a flagship publication at COP27 outlining progress in NDC implementation across nine thematic areas The report is expected to spotlight key priorities ahead of the United Nations Global Stocktake GST on the Paris Agreement scheduled for 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AfDB, UNECA, UNDP, AU agree on partnerships for climate impact
     Partners of the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions NDCs Hub have stressed on the importance for African countries to implement their NDCs to adapt to climate impacts This is contained in a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department African Development Bank AfDB on Wednesday NDCs represents the commitments of each country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change They were agreed to by countries during the Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP in Paris in 2015 a commitment known as The Paris Agreement Partners hosted a session titled Enabling faster and efficient NDC support through advocacy and partnerships at the just ended Africa Climate Week The partners included the AfDB United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA the African Union Commission AUC United Nations Development Fund UNDP and the Global Green Growth Institute The representatives from across the continent gathered to share their experiences of implementing the NDCs They noted that partnerships and effectiveness in measuring reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions would be key to African countries hitting their various targets The session showcased a collaborative platform for partner institutions to leverage one another s strengths to support African countries deliver their NDCs faster and efficiently In his opening remarks Gabon s Minister of Water Forest the Sea and Environment Prof Lee White said Gabon is a net positive country and is committed to remain carbon neutral to 2050 White noted that Gabon had submitted a second NDC in 2022 in collaboration with several development partners some of them members of the NDC Hub Speaking of one of the country s key sectors he stressed that Gabon s timber should not be embargoed as it is certified and produced legally and sustainably He also pressed a point made by Gabon s President Ali Bongo Ondimba earlier during Africa Climate Week to let Africa lead on climate issues The continent has a lot to offer he said Mr Jean Paul Adams UNECA s Director for Technology Climate Change and Natural Resources Management said To be effective NDCs needed to be integrated in national budgeting systems to receive funding from the national treasury Looking ahead to COP27 Adams said that Africa s priorities should include a just and equitable transition finance and resource mobilisation through such instruments as debt for climate swaps Dr Richard Munang Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Africa Office said there was no one size fits all model Munang added that African countries should consider their own individual contexts and prioritise sectors in which they enjoy a comparative advantage He also stressed the importance of tapping Africa s youth dividend Davinah Milenge AfDB s Principal Programme Coordinator in the Climate Change Department said The African Development Bank established the Africa NDC Hub to leverage the power of partnerships in delivering the NDCs with efficiency urgency and at scale Milenge said the bank had targeted its NDC support to prioritise a holistic approach that stimulates economic growth and delivers inclusivity and regional integration She cited the Desert to Power initiative which will add 10 gigawatts of solar generation capacity and provide electricity to around 250 million people in 11 Sahelian countries by 2030 Representatives from Kenya Nigeria and Gabon provided country experiences on NDC implementation current needs and priorities During the last session of the side event Africa NDC Hub partners institutions outlined their country support programmes for NDC implementation Africa NDC Hub partners will launch a flagship publication at COP27 outlining progress in NDC implementation across nine thematic areas The report is expected to spotlight key priorities ahead of the United Nations Global Stocktake GST on the Paris Agreement scheduled for 2023 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AfDB, UNECA, UNDP, AU agree on partnerships for climate impact
    Economy3 weeks ago

    AfDB, UNECA, UNDP, AU agree on partnerships for climate impact

    Partners of the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Hub have stressed on the importance for African countries to implement their NDCs to adapt to climate impacts.

    This is contained in a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department, African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday.

    NDCs represents the commitments of each country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. 

    They were agreed to by countries during the Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris in 2015, a commitment known as ‘The Paris Agreement’.

    Partners hosted a session titled “Enabling faster and efficient NDC support through advocacy and partnerships” at the just-ended Africa Climate Week. The partners included the AfDB, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and the Global Green Growth Institute.

    The representatives from across the continent gathered to share their experiences of implementing the NDCs. They noted that partnerships and effectiveness in measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions would be key to African countries hitting their various targets.

    The session showcased a collaborative platform for partner institutions to leverage one another’s strengths to support African countries deliver their NDCs faster and efficiently.

    In his opening remarks, Gabon’s Minister of Water, Forest, the Sea and Environment, Prof. Lee White said: “Gabon is a net positive country and is committed to remain carbon neutral to 2050”.

    White noted that Gabon had submitted a second NDC in 2022 in collaboration with several development partners, some of them members of the NDC Hub.  Speaking of one of the country’s key sectors, he stressed that Gabon’s timber should not be embargoed as it is certified, and produced legally and sustainably.

    He also pressed a point made by Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba earlier during Africa Climate Week to, “let Africa lead” on climate issues. 

    “The continent has a lot to offer,” he said.  

    Mr Jean-Paul Adams, UNECA’s Director for Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, said: “To be effective, NDCs needed to be integrated in national budgeting systems to receive funding from the national treasury.

    ” Looking ahead to COP27, Adams said that Africa’s priorities should include a just and equitable transition, finance and resource mobilisation through such instruments as debt for climate swaps.

    Dr Richard Munang, Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Africa Office said there was no one size fits all model.  

    Munang added that African countries should consider their own individual contexts and prioritise sectors in which they enjoy a comparative advantage. 

    He also stressed the importance of tapping Africa’s youth dividend.  

    Davinah Milenge, AfDB’s Principal Programme Coordinator in the Climate Change Department said: “The African Development Bank established the Africa NDC Hub to leverage the power of partnerships in delivering the NDCs with efficiency, urgency and at scale.

    ” Milenge said the bank had targeted its NDC support to prioritise a holistic approach that stimulates economic growth, and delivers inclusivity and regional integration. 

    She cited the Desert to Power initiative, which will add 10 gigawatts of solar generation capacity and provide electricity to around 250 million people in 11 Sahelian countries by 2030. Representatives from Kenya, Nigeria and Gabon provided country experiences on NDC implementation, current needs and priorities.

    During the last session of the side event, Africa NDC Hub partners institutions outlined their country-support programmes for NDC implementation.

    Africa NDC Hub partners will launch a flagship publication at COP27 outlining progress in NDC implementation across nine thematic areas. 

    The report is expected  to spotlight key priorities ahead of the United Nations Global Stocktake (GST) on the Paris Agreement, scheduled for 2023.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika has frowned at foreign airlines selling tickets in dollars warning that government would not take it kindly with those caught engaging in such violation of Nigerian laws Sirika gave the warning while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC on Wednesday in Abuja The minister revealed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA had been instructed to swing into action by protecting the interest of Nigerians against reported airlines operations malpractices He warned that no violator no matter how highly placed would be spared if caught in the act According to him findings at government s disposal have indicated that some of the airlines are refusing naira and charging their ticket fares in dollars in violation of the country s laws He said I want to use this opportunity to say that reports are reaching us that some of the airlines are refusing to sell tickets in naira That is a violation of our of local laws they will not be allowed The high and the mighty amongst them will be sanctioned if they re caught doing that NCAA had been directed to swing into action and once we find any airline violating this we will definitely deal with them Also they blocked the travel agents from access They also made only the expensive tickets available and so on so forth Our regulators are not sleeping we have a very vibrant Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Once they found any airline guilty that airline will be dealt with because we need to protect our people The minister further disclosed that the foreign airlines made over 1 1 billion dollars from Nigeria in 2016 when the Buhari s administration cleared the 600 million dollars it inherited from previous government Sirika recalled that the airlines remitted over 600 million dollars to their home countries in 2016 while over 265 million dollars had also been released this year out of about 484 million dollars due to them According to him the government is trying to keep the airlines happy by ensuring that their money does not pile up again saying that while the country needs their services the airlines need the Nigerian market The minister warned them to refrain from using the social media to press home their demands rather than resorting to the diplomatic channels Sirika also described as irresponsible media report that the Federal Government had so far expanded N14 6 billion on Nigeria Air project According to him that government has only spent N651 million N352 million and N299 million for what he called transactional advisory services approved by the FEC but yet to be disbursed as the consultants were yet to finish their work He said So Nigeria Air is of course we are going to come very soon to council for approval of the full business case The activity is a Public Private Partnership which is guided by the ICRC regulations Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission We have diligently followed that And I want to seize the opportunity to say that we have been reading newspaper reports especially those that I have maximum respect for like the Guardian which put out a sensational article on the front page That the Federal Government of Nigeria has spent N14 billion on national carrier and they did nothing this is absurd NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, minister frowns at airlines selling tickets in dollars
     The Minister of Aviation Sen Hadi Sirika has frowned at foreign airlines selling tickets in dollars warning that government would not take it kindly with those caught engaging in such violation of Nigerian laws Sirika gave the warning while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council FEC on Wednesday in Abuja The minister revealed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA had been instructed to swing into action by protecting the interest of Nigerians against reported airlines operations malpractices He warned that no violator no matter how highly placed would be spared if caught in the act According to him findings at government s disposal have indicated that some of the airlines are refusing naira and charging their ticket fares in dollars in violation of the country s laws He said I want to use this opportunity to say that reports are reaching us that some of the airlines are refusing to sell tickets in naira That is a violation of our of local laws they will not be allowed The high and the mighty amongst them will be sanctioned if they re caught doing that NCAA had been directed to swing into action and once we find any airline violating this we will definitely deal with them Also they blocked the travel agents from access They also made only the expensive tickets available and so on so forth Our regulators are not sleeping we have a very vibrant Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Once they found any airline guilty that airline will be dealt with because we need to protect our people The minister further disclosed that the foreign airlines made over 1 1 billion dollars from Nigeria in 2016 when the Buhari s administration cleared the 600 million dollars it inherited from previous government Sirika recalled that the airlines remitted over 600 million dollars to their home countries in 2016 while over 265 million dollars had also been released this year out of about 484 million dollars due to them According to him the government is trying to keep the airlines happy by ensuring that their money does not pile up again saying that while the country needs their services the airlines need the Nigerian market The minister warned them to refrain from using the social media to press home their demands rather than resorting to the diplomatic channels Sirika also described as irresponsible media report that the Federal Government had so far expanded N14 6 billion on Nigeria Air project According to him that government has only spent N651 million N352 million and N299 million for what he called transactional advisory services approved by the FEC but yet to be disbursed as the consultants were yet to finish their work He said So Nigeria Air is of course we are going to come very soon to council for approval of the full business case The activity is a Public Private Partnership which is guided by the ICRC regulations Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission We have diligently followed that And I want to seize the opportunity to say that we have been reading newspaper reports especially those that I have maximum respect for like the Guardian which put out a sensational article on the front page That the Federal Government of Nigeria has spent N14 billion on national carrier and they did nothing this is absurd NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, minister frowns at airlines selling tickets in dollars
    General news3 weeks ago

    Again, minister frowns at airlines selling tickets in dollars

    The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has frowned at foreign airlines selling tickets in dollars, warning that government would not take it kindly with those caught engaging in such violation of Nigerian laws.

    Sirika gave the warning while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The minister revealed that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had been instructed to swing into action by protecting the interest of Nigerians against reported airlines’ operations malpractices.

    He warned that no violator, no matter how highly placed, would be spared if caught in the act.

    According to him, findings at government’s disposal have indicated that some of the airlines are refusing naira and charging their ticket fares in dollars in violation of the country’s laws.

    He said: ”I want to use this opportunity to say that reports are reaching us that some of the airlines are refusing to sell tickets in naira.

    That is a violation of our of local laws, they will not be allowed.

    ”The high and the mighty amongst them will be sanctioned, if they’re caught doing that.

    ”NCAA had been directed to swing into action and once we find any airline violating this, we will definitely deal with them.

    Also, they blocked the travel agents from access.

    ”They also made only the expensive tickets available and so on so forth.

    ”Our regulators are not sleeping, we have a very vibrant Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

    Once they found any airline guilty, that airline will be dealt with because we need to protect our people.

    ” The minister further disclosed that the foreign airlines made over 1.1 billion dollars from Nigeria in 2016, when the Buhari’s administration cleared the 600 million dollars it inherited from previous government.

    Sirika recalled that the airlines remitted over 600 million dollars to their home countries in 2016 while over 265 million dollars had also been released this year out of about 484 million dollars due to them.

    According to him, the government is trying to keep the airlines happy by ensuring that their money does not pile up again, saying that while the country needs their services, the airlines need the Nigerian market.

    The minister warned them to refrain from using the social media to press home their demands rather than resorting to the diplomatic channels.

    Sirika also described as irresponsible media report that the Federal Government had so far expanded N14.6 billion on Nigeria Air project.

    According to him, that government has only spent N651 million (N352 million and N299 million) for what he called transactional advisory services approved by the FEC, but yet to be disbursed as the consultants were yet to finish their work He said: ”So Nigeria Air is of course, we are going to come very soon to council for approval of the full business case.

    ”The activity is a Public Private Partnership, which is guided by the ICRC regulations, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

    “We have diligently followed that.

    And I want to seize the opportunity to say that we have been reading newspaper reports, especially those that I have maximum respect for like the Guardian, which put out a sensational article on the front page.

    ”That the Federal Government of Nigeria has spent N14 billion on national carrier and they did nothing – this is absurd.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  African and other global leaders have stressed the urgency of climate adaptation funding for the continent In a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department African Development Bank AfDB on Wednesday the call was made at the just concluded Climate Adaptation Summit which took place in Rotterdam Netherlands The meeting was unanimous about the need for concrete action and finance Speaking former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and Global Centre on Adaptation GCA Co Chair said The world has a fever It burns hotter and higher with every day that passes Statistics tell us that Africa is where the fever is at its most intense and people at the most vulnerable Also speaking Feike Sijbesma GCA Co Chair and Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM spoke about the importance of support from the global private sector Sijbesma said 80 per cent of the funding for adaptation needed to come from the private sector in both the developed north and the developing south Investments in global climate adaptation cooperation are a big opportunity for countries like the Netherlands to share some of our best innovations with those who need them the most The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme AAA P will be a crucial vehicle for triggering far greater business investment across Africa into green and resilient solutions This is a collective effort we need every sector every contribution possible to see off the climate crisis in Africa and the private sector in particular has a massive role to play However GCA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Verkooijen emphasised the disastrous impacts of climate change hitting all parts of the world Verkooijen said Africa was resolute about its economic advancement and would not stop Adaptation in Africa is like climbing a mountain With all of you here today we have the dream team that will climb the mountain together He added The next summit after today is Sharm El Sheikh the Africa COP But success in Egypt will hinge on whether Africa s needs are met or not Africa has the commitment and the plan That plan is the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme AAA P It is Africa developed and Africa owned It was launched by Africa s leaders who are here today It is the vehicle for delivering the Africa Adaptation Initiative Meanwhile the African Union Chairperson President Macky Sall of Senegal expressed disappointment at the absence of industrialised country leaders at the summit Sall said the very least the African leaders expected was that their European counterparts whose countries are among the world s biggest polluters would also have been present at the summit In agreement UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said A bird only flies with two wings and the representation at this table is lopsided Mohammed added that Africa contributed very little to global carbon emissions and pondered on what the situation would have been if the roles had been reversed She said the COP26 Glasgow pact was at risk of failing if the developed world did not make good on its promises of delivering 100 billion dollars a year for climate action in developing countries In his intervention President of the AfDB Dr Akinwunmi Adesina reminded participants that the African continent was warming faster than any other region of the world Adesina explained that Africa did not have the resources to tackle climate change The AfDB chief said the continent received only three per cent of global climate financing He further noted that if this trend continued Africa s climate financing gap could reach between 100 billion dollars to 127 billion dollars per year through 2030 He said The current climate financing architecture is not meeting the needs of Africa New estimates by the African Economic Outlook of the African Development Bank show that Africa will need between 1 3 and 1 6 trillion dollars from 2020 to 2030 or 118 billions dollars to 145 billion dollars annually to implement its commitments to the Paris Agreement and its nationally determined contributions He further added that the upstream facility at the GCA had already helped to generate three billion dollars of mainstream climate adaptation investments by the AfDB from agriculture to energy transport water and sanitation Adesina spoke of the bank s African Development Fund ADF its concessionary lending arm as one of the ways to address the climate financing gap He also said the 16th replenishment of the fund currently underway presented a unique opportunity of providing 12 5 billion dollars to finance the AAA P He further explained that the ADF had introduced a Climate Action Window that would hopefully mobilise four billion dollars to 13 billion dollars for climate adaptation for the fund s member countries This will be used to support 20 million farmers with access to climate resilient agricultural technologies access of 20 million farmers and pastoralists to weather indexed crop insurance reviving one million hectares of degraded land and provision of renewable energy for about 9 5 million people Adesina reiterated that commitments by developed countries to provide 100 billion dollars annually in climate finance for developing countries was long overdue Africa cannot wait This is the time to support the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program This is the time to support the ADF 16th replenishment This is the time to support the Climate Action Window of ADF 16 World Trade Organisation Director General Ngozi Okonjo Iweala also lent her voice to the clarion call for additional resources for Africa adaptation funding Speaking about the role of trade in climate adaptation Okonjo Iweala said trade policies should be integrated into global climate action as an amplifying force for financing and other climate related support provided to vulnerable economies The summit s five point Communique highlighted that Africa was at a tipping point and emphasised that success at COP27 would depend on whether the needs of Africa are met NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Global leaders call for urgency on climate adaptation action
     African and other global leaders have stressed the urgency of climate adaptation funding for the continent In a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department African Development Bank AfDB on Wednesday the call was made at the just concluded Climate Adaptation Summit which took place in Rotterdam Netherlands The meeting was unanimous about the need for concrete action and finance Speaking former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and Global Centre on Adaptation GCA Co Chair said The world has a fever It burns hotter and higher with every day that passes Statistics tell us that Africa is where the fever is at its most intense and people at the most vulnerable Also speaking Feike Sijbesma GCA Co Chair and Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM spoke about the importance of support from the global private sector Sijbesma said 80 per cent of the funding for adaptation needed to come from the private sector in both the developed north and the developing south Investments in global climate adaptation cooperation are a big opportunity for countries like the Netherlands to share some of our best innovations with those who need them the most The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme AAA P will be a crucial vehicle for triggering far greater business investment across Africa into green and resilient solutions This is a collective effort we need every sector every contribution possible to see off the climate crisis in Africa and the private sector in particular has a massive role to play However GCA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Verkooijen emphasised the disastrous impacts of climate change hitting all parts of the world Verkooijen said Africa was resolute about its economic advancement and would not stop Adaptation in Africa is like climbing a mountain With all of you here today we have the dream team that will climb the mountain together He added The next summit after today is Sharm El Sheikh the Africa COP But success in Egypt will hinge on whether Africa s needs are met or not Africa has the commitment and the plan That plan is the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme AAA P It is Africa developed and Africa owned It was launched by Africa s leaders who are here today It is the vehicle for delivering the Africa Adaptation Initiative Meanwhile the African Union Chairperson President Macky Sall of Senegal expressed disappointment at the absence of industrialised country leaders at the summit Sall said the very least the African leaders expected was that their European counterparts whose countries are among the world s biggest polluters would also have been present at the summit In agreement UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said A bird only flies with two wings and the representation at this table is lopsided Mohammed added that Africa contributed very little to global carbon emissions and pondered on what the situation would have been if the roles had been reversed She said the COP26 Glasgow pact was at risk of failing if the developed world did not make good on its promises of delivering 100 billion dollars a year for climate action in developing countries In his intervention President of the AfDB Dr Akinwunmi Adesina reminded participants that the African continent was warming faster than any other region of the world Adesina explained that Africa did not have the resources to tackle climate change The AfDB chief said the continent received only three per cent of global climate financing He further noted that if this trend continued Africa s climate financing gap could reach between 100 billion dollars to 127 billion dollars per year through 2030 He said The current climate financing architecture is not meeting the needs of Africa New estimates by the African Economic Outlook of the African Development Bank show that Africa will need between 1 3 and 1 6 trillion dollars from 2020 to 2030 or 118 billions dollars to 145 billion dollars annually to implement its commitments to the Paris Agreement and its nationally determined contributions He further added that the upstream facility at the GCA had already helped to generate three billion dollars of mainstream climate adaptation investments by the AfDB from agriculture to energy transport water and sanitation Adesina spoke of the bank s African Development Fund ADF its concessionary lending arm as one of the ways to address the climate financing gap He also said the 16th replenishment of the fund currently underway presented a unique opportunity of providing 12 5 billion dollars to finance the AAA P He further explained that the ADF had introduced a Climate Action Window that would hopefully mobilise four billion dollars to 13 billion dollars for climate adaptation for the fund s member countries This will be used to support 20 million farmers with access to climate resilient agricultural technologies access of 20 million farmers and pastoralists to weather indexed crop insurance reviving one million hectares of degraded land and provision of renewable energy for about 9 5 million people Adesina reiterated that commitments by developed countries to provide 100 billion dollars annually in climate finance for developing countries was long overdue Africa cannot wait This is the time to support the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program This is the time to support the ADF 16th replenishment This is the time to support the Climate Action Window of ADF 16 World Trade Organisation Director General Ngozi Okonjo Iweala also lent her voice to the clarion call for additional resources for Africa adaptation funding Speaking about the role of trade in climate adaptation Okonjo Iweala said trade policies should be integrated into global climate action as an amplifying force for financing and other climate related support provided to vulnerable economies The summit s five point Communique highlighted that Africa was at a tipping point and emphasised that success at COP27 would depend on whether the needs of Africa are met NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Global leaders call for urgency on climate adaptation action
    Economy3 weeks ago

    Global leaders call for urgency on climate adaptation action

    African and other global leaders have stressed the urgency of climate adaptation funding for the continent.

    In a statement from the Communication and External Relations Department, African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, the call was made at the just concluded Climate Adaptation Summit which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    The meeting was unanimous about the need for concrete action and finance.

    Speaking, former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) Co-Chair said: “The world has a fever.

    It burns hotter and higher with every day that passes.

    Statistics tell us that Africa is where the fever is at its most intense and people at the most vulnerable.

    ” Also speaking, Feike Sijbesma, GCA Co-Chair and Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM spoke about the importance of support from the global private sector. 

    Sijbesma said 80 per cent of the funding for adaptation needed to come from the private sector in both the developed north and the developing south.

    “Investments in global climate adaptation cooperation are a big opportunity for countries like the Netherlands to share some of our best innovations with those who need them the most. 

    “The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAA-P) will be a crucial vehicle for triggering far greater business investment across Africa into green and resilient solutions.

    “This is a collective effort, we need every sector, every contribution possible to see off the climate crisis in Africa, and the private sector, in particular, has a massive role to play.

    ” However, GCA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Verkooijen emphasised the disastrous impacts of climate change hitting all parts of the world.

    Verkooijen said Africa was resolute about its economic advancement and would not stop.

    “Adaptation in Africa is like climbing a mountain.

    With all of you here today, we have the dream team that will climb the mountain together.

    ” He added: “The next summit after today is Sharm El-Sheikh, the Africa COP.

    But success in Egypt will hinge on whether Africa’s needs are met or not. 

    “Africa has the commitment and the plan.

    That plan is the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAA-P). 

    “It is Africa-developed and Africa-owned.

    It was launched by Africa’s leaders, who are here today.

    It is the vehicle for delivering the Africa Adaptation Initiative.

    ” Meanwhile, the African Union Chairperson President Macky Sall of Senegal expressed disappointment at the absence of industrialised country leaders at the summit. 

    Sall said the very least the African leaders expected was that their European counterparts, whose countries are among the world’s biggest polluters, would also have been present at the summit.

    In agreement, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said: “A bird only flies with two wings, and the representation at this table is lopsided.

    ” Mohammed added that Africa contributed very little to global carbon emissions and pondered on what the situation would have been if the roles had been reversed. 

    She said the COP26 Glasgow pact was at risk of failing if the developed world did not make good on its promises of delivering 100 billion dollars a year for climate action in developing countries.

    In his intervention, President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina reminded participants that the African continent was warming faster than any other region of the world.

    Adesina explained that Africa did not have the resources to tackle climate change. 

    The AfDB chief said the continent received only three per cent of global climate financing. 

    He further noted that if this trend continued, Africa’s climate financing gap could reach between 100 billion dollars to 127 billion dollars per year through 2030. He said: “The current climate financing architecture is not meeting the needs of Africa.

    “New estimates by the African Economic Outlook of the African Development Bank show that Africa will need between 1.3 and 1.6 trillion dollars from 2020 to 2030, or 118 billions dollars to 145 billion dollars annually to implement its commitments to the Paris Agreement and its nationally determined contributions.

    ” He further added that the upstream facility at the GCA had already helped to generate three billion dollars of mainstream climate adaptation investments by the AfDB, from agriculture to energy, transport, water, and sanitation.

    Adesina spoke of the bank’s African Development Fund (ADF), its concessionary lending arm, as one of the ways to address the climate financing gap. 

    He also said the 16th replenishment of the fund, currently underway, presented a unique opportunity of providing 12.5 billion dollars to finance the AAA-P.

    He further explained that the ADF had introduced a Climate Action Window that would hopefully mobilise four billion dollars to 13 billion dollars for climate adaptation for the fund’s member countries. 

    “This will be used to support 20 million farmers with access to climate resilient agricultural technologies, access of 20 million farmers and pastoralists to weather-indexed crop insurance, reviving one million hectares of degraded land, and provision of renewable energy for about 9.5 million people.

    ” Adesina reiterated that commitments by developed countries to provide 100 billion dollars annually in climate finance for developing countries was long overdue. 

    “Africa cannot wait.

    This is the time to support the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program.

    This is the time to support the ADF 16th replenishment.

    This is the time to support the Climate Action Window of ADF-16.” World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala also lent her voice to the clarion call for additional resources for Africa adaptation funding. 

    Speaking about the role of trade in climate adaptation, Okonjo-Iweala said trade policies should be integrated into global climate action as an amplifying force for financing and other climate-related support provided to vulnerable economies.

    The summit’s five-point Communique highlighted that Africa was at a tipping point and emphasised that success at COP27 would depend on whether the needs of Africa are met.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN