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Minister seeks inclusion of Vulnerable in Climate resilience

The Minister of Environment Alhaji Muhammad Abdulahi receiving the Climate Touch of Justice from climate change advocate organisation, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDEVNET), in Abuja.

As Nigeria prepares towards participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, the Minister of Environment Alhaji Muhammad Abdulahi, has raised concern for the protection of vulnerable citizens especially women and children who are mostly affected by climate change issues such as flood, desertification and environmental pollution.

The Minister raised the concern when he received the Climate Touch of Justice from climate change advocate organisation, Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDEVNET), in Abuja.

The Minister who received the group amidst chants of “we want Climate justice Now now” gave assurance that their request would be presented during the COP 27 event which would be taking place in Sharm EL- Sheikh in Egypt this month.

According to him , “We heard your voice, we heard your advocacy and your issues would be taken into consideration during the COP 27.”

Research Officer of the Organization Mr. Lucky Abeng disclosed that the organization desired to present the voice of rural communities at the COP 27, with the support of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), who are in support of African countries to participate at the event.

The Minister of Environment recently briefed the media about Nigeria’s readiness for the global event where he also unveiled the emblem of “Nigeria at COP27 SHARM EL- SHEIKH 2022 EGYPT’’.

Reporting by Godson Elekwachi; editing by Julian Osamoto