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    Nigeria faces extreme weather events this year—NCCC, CAA

    The National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) and Climate Action Africa (CAA) have said Nigeria faces significant challenges from extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, erosion, and rising sea levels this year and in the coming years.

    These risks particularly threaten sectors like agriculture, water resources, public health, and settlements, the agencies said in Abuja.

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    To this end, both NCCC and CAA have joined forces to address the pressing challenge of climate change in the country.

    The partnership was solidified with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the NCCC office in Abuja at the weekend.

    This collaboration aims to unify efforts in addressing Nigeria’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, the two agencies said.

    “It epitomizes a shared commitment to tackling this challenge, setting a precedent for proactive and impactful measures in the face of global climate challenges”, they added.

    The representatives of both organisations were present at the signing, including Dr. Salisu Dahiru, Director General of NCCC; Grace Oluchi Mbah, co-founder and Executive Director of CAA; Michael Ivenso, Director of Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure at NCCC, and others.

    Underscoring the significance of the partnership, Dr Salisu Dahiru stated: “Our collaboration with Climate Action Africa is a pivotal step towards building a climate-resilient Nigeria. Through joint efforts, we aim to promptly address vulnerabilities and work towards sustainable solutions for our nation.”

    Grace Oluchi Mbah, co-founder and Executive Director of CAA, emphasized that “Nigeria’s vulnerability to climate change necessitates immediate and collective action. Through this partnership, we aspire to harness the power of innovation, sustainable practices, policy dialogue, and community engagement to reshape Nigeria’s future and set a global example.”

    According to the 2021 Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, Nigeria is ranked as the 53rd most vulnerable and 179th most ready country to adapt to climate change.

    Daily Trust

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