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UN ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ASSIST NIGERIA, AFRICA TO MEET CLIMATE GOALS

The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed has hinted that UN has plans to assist Nigeria and other African countries in meeting its giant climate change goals.

She gave this hint during her virtual remarks at the ongoing Nigeria-Africa Natural Resource and Energy Summit (NAFFNIS) 2022, themed “Towards a greener Africa”.

The programme was organized by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) and CORE International Mining and Marketing Company, as well as other stakeholders.

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The Deputy Secretary-General pointed out that, although Africa contributes the least to climate change, but one of the regions most affected while adding that there is the need for Africa to embrace sustainability in its growing ambitions for development.

She, however, stated that, today, less than 50 per cent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity and 900 million people lack access to clean cooking.

 

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