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Senate grants Tinubu's request for joint budget session on Wednesday

The Nigerian Senate has granted President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's request for a joint session to present the 2024 budget.

Earlier yesterday, Monday, November 27, the National Assembly through its Minister of Research and Information, Dr. Ali Barde Umoru, announced that President Tinubu will address Parliament on Wednesday, November 29.

Tinubu leaves Abuja for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu will leave Abuja on Wednesday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP28) Climate Summit.

In a statement by the Presidential Spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, issued on Wednesday, the World Leaders Summit will take place on December 1 and 2, 2023, under the theme 'Unite, Act, and Deliver'.

Ngelale said President Tinubu will make a national declaration at the summit, highlighting Nigeria's position on various thematic issues, including renewable energy and climate finance.

Recognizing the serious impacts of climate change on Nigeria such as desertification, flooding, erosion, drought and the resulting national security risks, President Tinubu will maximize the opportunity provided by the platform to advocate for increased financial and technical support for developing countries, while reminding developed countries of their public commitment to provide $100 billion annually to support local initiatives to address the challenges associated with climate change.

The President's message will also focus on holding companies and institutions accountable, reflecting Nigeria's commitment to sustainable and responsible practices.

The Nigerian delegation to COP28 will actively explore building new and deeper bilateral partnerships to implement Nigeria's energy transition, Article 6 projects, Internationally Transferred Mitigation Results (ITMOs), technology transfer, capacity building and methane mitigation.

During his stay in Dubai, President Tinubu will actively participate in key side events, which will support the progress of his stated commitment to aggressively attract foreign direct investment for enhanced wealth creation and revenue growth in the country, in addition to other events organized by the Nigerian government. delegation.

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The President, who will be accompanied by senior government officials, is expected to return to Abuja at the end of the summit.

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