Nigeria takes over presidency of Great Green Wall Africa

Nigeria takes over presidency of Great Green Wall Africa

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has taken over the Presidency of the Great Green Wall in Africa for the next two years.

Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, disclosed this at the end of the 4th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government, CHSG, of the Pan African Agency for the Great Green Wall, held in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.

According to the Minister, “At the end of the 4th Ordinary Session of the CHSG, Nigeria took over the Presidency of the PAGGW.

So for the next two years, Nigeria and President Buhari will be the President of the Great Green Wall Initiative in Africa.

“This means that within the period, Nigeria will work towards addressing the problems of land degradation, food security, desertification, Climate Change, depletion of the forest ecosystems and biodiversity in Africa, among others,” the Minister explained.

Ikeazor expressed optimism that with the commitment of President, Muhammadu Buhari on addressing issues of Climate Change and desertification a lot would be achieved during his tenure.

She however recalled the commitment of President Buhari when last month in Glasgow, Scotland at the Climate Change Summit, COP 26 Side Event on the Great green Wall, GGW, where he expressed optimism about Africa’s ambition to restore over 100 million hectares of the degraded landscape for productive agriculture.

It is instructive to note that in his acceptance speech of the PAGGW leadership, President Buhari stated that, “all things being equal, we shall strengthen our efforts in mobilization of resources for the accelerated accomplishment of the Decennial Priority Investment Plan, DPIP 2021-2030 and its concrete implementation action”.

He stressed that the realization of financial pledges that emerged as outcome of the “One Planet Summit” held on 11th January, 2021 in Paris, France would be given utmost priority.

He expressed optimistic assurances that the restoration of Africa degraded ecosystems and ensuring the resilience of our people against Climate Change effects shall be strengthened.

Nigeria takes over presidency of Great Green Wall Africa

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