The National Council on Climate Change has been inaugurated by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Wednesday.
The inauguration was performed by President Muhammadu Buhari just before the comencent of the weekly Executive Council (FEC) meeting, in Abuja
President Muhammad Buhari urged the council to develop policies that promote green growth and long-term economic development.
He stated that the inauguration marked the start of the implementation of the Climate Change Act 2021 and a new chapter in the country’s renewed response to climate change.
Climate change is one the biggest challenges facing mankind today.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved approximately N600 million for the purchase of four customized armoured carriers for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami,while briefing the media on the outcome of the meeting, the delivery period of the vehicles was 16 weeks.
The purchase of the vehicles is intended to protect agency personnel against attacks stemming from the agency’s successes against drug traffickers.
He said the agency’s successes has positively influenced Nigeria’s international reputation.
The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development also secured approval to construct a 27-kilometer retaining wall around the salt lake project in Ebonyi State to prevent the commodity from eroding during the rainy season.
The Minister, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, explained that with the approval, Nigeria would be able to save a significant amount of foreign exchange, stating that the contract would be completed in six months.
The FEC also approved a memorandum requesting the continuation of the second phase of the National Sugar Masterplan for another ten years, with the goal of making Nigeria self-sufficient in sugar production.
Mr. Niyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, stated that the initiative would create thousands of new jobs.
The FEC also approved over N27 billion for the rehabilitation of the Iduane-Okiwo road, which connects Ondo and Edo states.