Kaduna State: Bill on climate change in offing  – Amoke

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By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West Nigeria – The Special Assistant (SA) to Governor Uba Sani on Climate Change, Hon. Yusuf Amoke, has said there is currently a bill for assent on climate change in Kaduna State to provide legal framework for climate change activities in the State.
Even as he said the bill, when passed into law will provide opportunities for stakeholders to key into climate change programmes in the state.
Hon Amoke disclosed this during a roundtable discussion with members of the Arewa Online Media Publishers in Kaduna at the weekend.
He said the Kaduna State Governor, Senator  Uba Sani, has demonstrated high commitment to addressing challenges posed by climate change and therefore required the understanding and cooperations of stakeholders in climate and environmental sectors.
Recall that Governor Sani was the first state governor in Northern Nigeria to create an office of a Special Assistant on Climate Change to generate information on climate so that government can be efficiently and effectively advised on how to address it challenges.
The SA said Kaduna State was effectively and visibly represented at the COP28 conference in Dubai and was able to learn and benefit a lot from the conference.
According to him, out of the resolutions from the conference, Nigeria pledged to reduce gas emissions from fossil fuels by emphasizing use of renewable energy, discourage indiscriminate felling of trees and  engaged in aggressive campaign for more efficient and effective tree planting.
Hon Amoke said Kaduna State stands to benefit a lot from funds raised by the countries in the northern hemisphere who emit more than 90 per cent of the gas that threatens the climate.
He said the funds would enable nations and sub nations to engage in activities that would reduce gas emissions and mitigate some of the attendant effects.
He said they are collaborating with some civil society organisations to educate and enlighten the public on the need to join the campaign for more friendly climate by embracing the crusade for renewable energy.
He therefore urged the public to show interest and concern on climate change as it is a global matter that affects all.

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