Tinubu Constitutes Committee To Oversee Green Economic Initiatives, Appoints Ajuri Special Envoy On Climate Action

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President Bola Tinubu has constituted the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, to coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development in the country.

 

This is just as he has appointed Chief Ajuri Ngelale as the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

 

This was contained in a statement by the Director, Information & Public Relations, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, a copy of which was sighted by InsideBusiness on Sunday.

 

The statement mentioned that the development is In a strategic move to ensure the advancement of Tinubu administration’s climate and green economic initiatives.

The statement read partly: “Chief Ngelale will serve in this role as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President.

 

“The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, established by the President, will coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development.

 

“This is 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 are plugged into the President’s vision and are collectively implementing the Renewed Hope Agenda on climate action.”

 

Members of the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, as contained in the statement include, President Bola Tinubu – Chairman; Balarabe Abbas Lawal (Minister of Environment) – Vice-Chairman; and Ajuri-Obari Ngelale (Special Adviser) – Secretary/Special Presidential Envoy.

 

Other members are Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp); 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

 

Also are Abba Abubakar Aliyu (CEO, REA) – Member; Uzoma Nwagba (CEO, CrediCorp) – Member; Khalil Halilu (CEO, NASENI) – Member; Fatima Shinkafi (CEO, SMDF) – Member; Bala Bello (Deputy Governor, CBN) – Member; Lolade Abiola (UN SE4ALL) – Member; and Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC Adviser) – Member.

Others specified are Representative, Federal Ministry of FCT – Member; Representative, Federal Ministry of Finance – Member; Representative, Federal Ministry of Power – Member; Representative, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment – Member; Representative, Federal Ministry of Water Resources – Member; Representative, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security – Member; Representative, Federal Inland Revenue Service – Member and Representative, Nigeria Customs Service – Member.

 

As highlighted in the statement, the Presidential Committee shall, among other functions: “(1) Identify, develop, and implement innovative non-oil & non-gas climate action initiatives.

 

“(2) 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.

 

“(3) 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.

 

“(4) Collaborate with national governments and multilateral institutions towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and carbon market ambitions of the federal government.

 

“(5) Monitor, evaluate, and guide the progress of all climate action and renewable energy projects and activities of the federal government.

 

“(6) Track and guide the implementation of initiatives and developments conducted by the Energy Transition Working Group.

 

“(7) Supervise the work of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen.

 

“(8) Prepare a half-yearly green ambitions update, covering all associated climate action achievements of the federal government.”

 

The statement clarified that “Chief Ngelale will retain his role as the Official Spokesperson of the President and Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, while serving on the committee.

 

“President Tinubu remains committed to achieving Nigeria’s green economy objectives on the path of a just energy transition while unlocking new investments in this critical sector that is central to the nation’s economic future.”

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