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American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has commended President Buhari’s leadership role in restoring degraded lands in the country, describing the commitment to restore 4 million hectares as exemplary.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu says Bezos joined President Buhari, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Charles and the Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani at a COP 26 side event entitled “Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative”.
Heaping praises on the President in Glasgow, Bezos said they were fortunate to have President Buhari of Nigeria with them at the event.
He said the ambition of restoring degradable land coming from Africa’s largest economy had underscored just how vital the issue was taken.
According to him, the Bezos Earth Fund has a $10 billion fund to allocate money to projects fighting climate change.
President Buhari had used the occasion of his address to appeal to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Muzha Kucha