President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has touched down Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to participate in the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28) Climate Summit.
The President left the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Wednesday shortly after presenting the 2024 budget to the National Assembly and arrived in Dubai on Thursday morning.
After arriving in Dubai ahead of the COP28 Climate Summit on December 1 and 2, 2023, under the theme, “Unite, Act, and Delive”, the Nigerian leader met with King Charles III of England.
At the event, President Tinubu would deliver a national statement at the summit highlighting Nigeria’s stance on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.
Mindful of the severe impact of climate change on Nigeria, such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought, and national security risks arising from there, President Tinubu will maximize the opportunity afforded by the platform to advocate increased financial and technical support for developing nations, while reminding developed countries of their public pledge to provide $100 billion annually for support to localized initiatives to address climate change-related challenges.
The President’s message will also focus on holding businesses and institutions accountable, reflecting Nigeria’s dedication to sustainable and responsible practices.
The Nigerian delegation to COP28 will actively explore establishing new and deeper bilateral partnerships to implement Nigeria’s Energy Transition, Article 6 Projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOs), Technology Transfer, Capacity Building, and Methane Mitigation.
While in Dubai, President Tinubu will actively participate in key sideline events, which will further support his avowed commitment to aggressively attract foreign direct investment for enhanced wealth creation and revenue expansion in the country, in addition to other events hosted by the Nigerian delegation.