President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is scheduled to deliver a speech today at 11 a.m. during the third plenary session of the African Climate Summit. The summit focuses on “Charting a Vision: Investment Opportunities for Green Growth.”
However, it’s unclear who will represent President Tinubu at the summit as reports indicate that he left Abuja on Tuesday morning to attend the G-20 Summit in India. At the G-20 Summit, he is expected to share Nigeria’s perspective on the theme “One Earth-One Family-One Future.”
Accompanying President Tinubu on the trip to India are Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Wale Edun, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy; Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy; and Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment.
The African Climate Summit’s session today will begin with the presidential opening, attended by numerous African Heads of State and Governments. Tinubu is set to speak alongside other leaders, including Kenya’s President William Ruto, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, and a youth representative from Togo, Bawoupati Batassa. The session will be moderated by Damilola Ogunbiyi, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All.
The African Climate Change Summit, hosted and chaired by President Ruto, took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. During the summit, Nigeria’s global advisor, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, and former Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, emphasized the importance of ending pollution and gas flaring to position Nigeria in the carbon market. Osinbajo also highlighted Nigeria’s efforts to transition to renewable energy and decommission diesel-powered generators in large open markets.