President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Morocco last night to a warm welcome. According to the president, he will deliver Nigeria's Statement at the Opening Plenary of the United Nations Climate Change Conference #COP22 High Level Segment.
"In it I will reiterate Nigeria's commitment to reducing emissions by 20% by 2030, and our intention to raise this target to 45% with the International Community's support.” A statement on his Facebook page said.
“People ask why should Nigeria bother about Climate Change. The answer is that it is a matter of survival for us. The Lake Chad has shrunk to 10% of its original size over the last few decades, affecting the lives and livelihood of more than 5 million people. Elsewhere in the country a series of devastating floods has afflicted us since 2012, affecting more than 2 million people.
“There are more examples of the negative effects of Climate Change. Each one of them is a reminder why we should take it seriously; why we should build a society that is aware of and responsive to Climate Change. We do it for our today, and our tomorrow.” The statement concluded.