Tinubu Appoints Spokesperson, Ngelale As Climate Action Special Envoy, Establishes Green Economy Initiative Committee

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Ngelale will serve in this role of the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President.

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, as the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

The Director, Information & Public Relations, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Segun Imohiosen, who made this known in a statement issued on Sunday said that Ngelale will retain his position as the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Imohiosen said that Ngelale will serve in this role of the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President.

According to Imohiosen, Ngelale’s appointment is in line with President Tinubu’s strategic move to ensure the advancement of his administration’s climate and green economic initiatives.

Imohiosen also announced that President Tinubu has approved the establishment of the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, to coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development.

The committee is said to be meant to remove the constraints to coordination, foster a whole-of-government approach to climate-action programmes, provide an efficient governance architecture, and ensure that all relevant institutions in the sector are plugged into the President’s vision and are collectively implementing the Renewed Hope Agenda on climate action.

Members of the committee include President Tinubu as the Chairman; Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal, as the Vice-Chairman; Ajuri-Obari Ngelale, as Secretary/Special Presidential Envoy; Lazarus Angbazo (CEO, InfraCorp); Salisu Dahiru (CEO, NCCC); Michael Ohiani (CEO, ICRC); Aisha Rimi (CEO, NIPC); Aminu Umar-Sadiq (CEO, NSIA); Yusuf Maina-Bukar (CEO, NAGGW); Abdullahi Mustapha (CEO, ECN); Abba Abubakar Aliyu (CEO, REA), Uzoma Nwagba (CEO, CrediCorp), and Khalil Halilu (CEO, NASENI) – Member

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Others are Fatima Shinkafi (CEO, SMDF); Bala Bello (Deputy Governor, CBN); Lolade Abiola (UN SE4ALL); Teni Majekodunmi (NCCC Adviser); Representative, Federal Ministry of FCT; Representative, Federal Ministry of Finance; Representative, Federal Ministry of Power; Representative, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment; Representative, Federal Ministry of Water Resources; Representative, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security; Representative, Federal Inland Revenue Service and Representative, Nigeria Customs Service.

Imohiosen said that the Committee shall, among other functions, “Identify, develop, and implement innovative non-oil & non-gas climate action initiatives.

“Coordinate all activities of relevant federal institutions towards the attainment of all agreed climate action and green economic objectives and non-oil/non-gas ambitions of the federal government.

“Collaborate with all relevant government, subnational governments, non-government, and civil society entities towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and ambitions of the federal government.

“Collaborate with national governments and multilateral institutions towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and carbon market ambitions of the federal government.

“Monitor, evaluate, and guide the progress of all climate action and renewable energy projects and activities of the federal government.

“Track and guide the implementation of initiatives and developments conducted by the Energy Transition Working Group.

“Supervise the work of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen.

“Prepare a half-yearly green ambitions update, covering all associated climate action achievements of the federal government.”

The statement added, “Chief Ngelale will retain his role as the Official Spokesperson of the President and Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, while serving on the committee.

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“President Tinubu remains committed to achieving Nigeria’s green economy objectives on the path of a just energy transition while unlocking new investments in this critical sector that is central to the nation’s economic future.”


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