Tinubu Creates C’ttee To Oversee Green Economy Initiative

…appoints Ngelale Special Envoy on climate action

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the establishment of a Presidential Committee to oversee the Federal Government’s climate and green economic initiatives.

This came as the President announced the appointment of his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, as the Special Envoy on Climate Action.

Ngelale, who retained his position as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, would serve in this role as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President.

According to a press release by Segun Imohiosen, Director (Information & Public Relations), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, established by the President, would coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development.

This, he explained, was to remove the constraints to coordination, foster a whole-of-government approach to climate-action programmes, provide an efficient governance architecture, and ensure that all relevant institutions in the sector were plugged into the President’s vision and were collectively implementing the Renewed Hope Agenda on climate action.

The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions consisted of President Bola Tinubu – Chairman; Balarabe Abbas Lawal (Minister of Environment) – Vice-Chairman; Ajuri-Obari Ngelale (Special Adviser) – Secretary/Special Presidential Envoy; Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp) – Member; Salisu Dahiru (CEO, NCCC) – Member;  Michael Ohiani (CEO, ICRC) – Member; Aisha Rimi (CEO, NIPC) – Member; Aminu Umar-Sadiq (CEO, NSIA) – Member; Yusuf Maina-Bukar (CEO, NAGGW) – Member; Abdullahi Mustapha (CEO, ECN) – Member;  Abba Abubakar Aliyu (CEO, REA) – Member and Uzoma Nwagba (CEO, CrediCorp) – Member

Other appointed members of the committee were Khalil Halilu (CEO, NASENI); Fatima Shinkafi (CEO, SMDF); Bala Bello (Deputy Governor, CBN); Lolade Abiola (UN SE4ALL); Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC Adviser); Representative, Federal Ministry of FCT;  Representative, Federal Ministry of Finance Representative, Federal Ministry of Power; Representative, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment; Representative, Federal Ministry of Water Resources; Representative, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security; Representative, Federal Inland Revenue Service – Member and Representative, Nigeria Customs Service.

The functions of the committee were “Identify, develop, and implement innovative non-oil & non-gas climate action initiatives; Coordinate all activities of relevant federal institutions towards the attainment of all agreed climate action and green economic objectives and non-oil/non-gas ambitions of the federal government; Collaborate with all relevant government, subnational governments, non-government, and civil society entities towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and ambitions of the federal government and Collaborate with national governments and multilateral institutions towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and carbon market ambitions of the federal government.

Others were to “Monitor, evaluate, and guide the progress of all climate action and renewable energy projects and activities of the federal government; Track and guide the implementation of initiatives and developments conducted by the Energy Transition Working Group;  Supervise the work of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen and Prepare a half-yearly green ambitions update, covering all associated climate action achievements of the federal government.

The President restates his continued commitment to achieving Nigeria’s green economy objectives on the path of a just energy transition while unlocking new investments in this critical sector which was central to the nation’s economic future.

New Telegraph

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