President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said with Nigeria just coming out of recession, he was not under any illusion of the numerous problems facing the country.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said this in his submission at the One Planet Summit in Paris, France.
“Having just come out of recession, we are under no illusion of the challenges that we face in Nigeria,” the President said.
Buhari therefore appealed to the international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change.
He told the over 60 Heads of State and Governments, as well as representatives of non-governmental and private organisations that attended the summit with the theme, “Climate Change Financing,” that the country cannot implement its Nationally Determined Contribution without adequate financial, technical and capacity building support from the developed countries.
He said, “Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, we have been strengthening our national efforts towards the implementation of the Agreement and the Marrakech Call for Action and Nigeria had already ratified the Paris Agreement in May 2017.
“The country’s Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce our emission by 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 cannot be attained alone.”