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Tinubu Establishes Committee To Oversee Green Economic Initiative, Appoints Ngelale As Special Envoy

May 19, (THEWILL)- President Bola Tinubu has appointed his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, as Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

A statement by Segun Imohiosen, State House Director of Information & Public Relations, said the move is a step towards advancing the Tinubu-led administration’s climate and green economic initiatives.

Ngelale will lead this initiative as part of a larger presidential committee, which will be chaired by President Tinubu himself. He will, however, retain his role as the Official Spokesperson of the President and Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, while serving on the committee.

The newly established Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing all policies and programmes related to 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.

The 25-member Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions consists: President Bola Tinubu – Chairman;  Balarabe Abbas Lawal (Minister of Environment) – Vice-Chairman; Ajuri-Obari Ngelale (Special Adviser) – Secretary/Special Presidential Envoy;Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp) – Member; 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 and Abdullahi Mustapha (CEO, ECN) – Member

Others 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; Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC Adviser) – Member; 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

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.

“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”, the statement added.

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