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COP28: Tinubu returns to Abuja from Dubai

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday evening returned to Abuja from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where he had been attending the COP28 Climate Summit.

The president arrived at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on return, at about 6:45pm Nigerian time; ending his six-day trip to the Arab nation.

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Tinubu, who did not deliver a national statement at the high-level segment of the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, made his first public address at the Summit on Methane and Other Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, which was held on Saturday, December 1.

He spoke alongside the COP28 President, Dr. Ahmed Al-Jaber; the United States Special Envoy on Climate, John Kerry, and the Chinese Envoy on Climate, Xie Zhenhua, affirming Nigeria’s commitment to end gas flaring as part of its contribution to the global push to reduce methane emissions.

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A day earlier, Friday, Tinubu and the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, witnessed the signing of a performance agreement to expedite the implementation of the 12,000 megawatts Presidential Power Initiative to improve electricity supply in Nigeria.

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He also joined a panel on African Green Industrialisation organised by the COP28 Presidency and the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, where he harped on the need for risk management for Africa’s transition to cleaner energy.

At another high-level meeting with stakeholders and investors on the Nigeria Carbon Market and Electric Buses Rollout Programme, President Tinubu said Nigeria is taking a significant step towards a sustainable and eco-friendly future by deploying a fleet of 100 electric buses.

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Dubai become President Tinubu’s 11th foreign destination since assuming office about six months ago.

So far, he has visited Paris, France (twice); London, the United Kingdom; Bissau, Guinea-Bissau (twice); Nairobi, Kenya; Porto Norvo, Benin Republic; New Delhi, India; Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates; New York, the United States of America, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Berlin, Germany.


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