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Buhari Departs Abuja for COP-15 Conference in Abidjan

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, left for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to attend a United Nations conference on the future of the land, desertification, drought, degradation, rights, restoration and implications for national and world economies.

With the theme “Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity,” President Buhari will participate in a Summit of Head of States and Government from May 9th-10th, 2022.

Buhari will be joined by world leaders at Sofitel Hotel, for the 15th session of the Conference Of the parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu: “the convention aims to take action to ensure that land, the lifeline on the planet, continues to benefit present and future generations.

“To achieve the visionary objective of land restoration and balance, COP15 will bring together leaders from governments, the private sector, civil society and other key stakeholders from around the world to drive progress in the future of sustainable management of one of the most precious assets, land.

“The convention will explore links between land and other key development issues, which will be discussed during the high-level segment, including a Heads of States Summit, high-level roundtables and interactive dialogue sessions.”

It further added, “COP 15 is a key moment in the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought. Accordingly, it will build on the findings of the second edition of the Global Land Outlook and offer a concrete response to the interconnected challenges of land degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss as the world steps into the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

President Buhari, who is also the President of the Great Green Wall in Africa, will be accompanied by four Ministers, the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno, Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri- Erewa.

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