Nigerian head of states, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Abuja from Poland where he attended the Climate Change Conference, Channels TV reports.
The President who left Abuja on Saturday for Poland joined 29 heads of government for the conference.
At the opening session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, President Buhari delivered a national statement highlighting Nigeria’s commitment to addressing the menace by implementing the goals set out in its nationally determined contributions.
While stating that no country in the world can confront climate change alone, he called on UN-member countries to rededicate themselves to the task of rebuilding and restoring a healthy environment for future generations.
The President warned that the challenges of climate change which include rising temperatures, desertification, floods, low agricultural yields and drying up of water bodies were enormous and evident to all.
He pointed out the case of the receding Lake Chad, noting that the effects of climate change were felt more on the vulnerable communities who lacked the capacity and technology to properly address such challenges.
He, however, reaffirmed that Nigeria remains committed to saving the lake, which he described as a source of livelihood to 40 million people, from extinction.
On the sidelines of the conference, the President also met with Nigerians resident in the country, during which he addressed reports that he had been cloned when he was ill.
He dismissed the reports, saying some people had wished him dead, but rather, he is strong and will be marking his 76th birthday soon.
Recall that Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.
Mrs. Buhari spoke at a conference organized by Project 4+4 in Abuja on Tuesday.
She, however, failed to mention the names of the powerful persons. Wife of the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo Osinbajo, also attended event.
According to Aisha, her husband’s administration had “achieved a lot but could have achieved more or even achieved all it had in one year but for two people in government who will never allow things to move fast.”
Aisha said that she was “disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men will go to them in the night begging for favour.”
Mrs. Buhari called on Nigerian women to rise and fight, adding, “I have realized that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser, political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, and wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Osinbajo, are not comfortable with my saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech but we must say the truth.”
The President’s wife insisted that the powerful duo were retrogressive elements preventing the government from moving forward.