The Hon. Minister of Environment, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the country is able to tackle climate change challenges through the Climate Change Act.
The Minister disclosed this during the World Environmental Day celebration in Abuja.
He added that in the last six months, the country is bringing major policy framework that is tackling climate change challenges.
The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr Hassan Musa, Abdullahi indicated that the ministry has the energy transition programme, and is working with the Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Power to see how emissions into the climate can be controlled in the country.
He also emphasized on the importance of environment to human survival in focusing on given sustainable need, and harmonizing transformative changes policies for a greener choice. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Emmanuelle Blatmann, said France is playing its full part in this effort within the international community, and is deploying a comprehensive diplomacy to respond to the urgency of climate environmental crisis in Nigeria.
“The French Embassy, the French Development Agency, AFD and their partners including the Federal Ministry of Environment are working hard to spread these convictions, and support initiatives of the civil society aiding to climate changes. “This year for instance, we are supporting the Center for Renewable Energy and action on climate change and also different foundations or associations that are working on, you know, training in climate smart farming practices or solar water irrigation systems. And also, nursery tree beds for instance in Sokoto State.”