Buhari departs for Cote d’Ivoire to attend COP-15 conference

 Buhari departs for Cote d’Ivoire to attend COP-15 conference

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday leave for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to go to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, affirmed this in an explanation on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Shehu said the gathering was pointed toward tending to the eventual fate of the land, in regards to desertification, dry season, debasement, freedoms, reclamation and suggestions for public and world economies.

He said the Nigerian chief would join other world pioneers at Sofitel Hotel, Abidjan, for the fifteenth meeting of the COP15 of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, with the subject, “Land. Life. Heritage: From shortage to thriving.”

As per the official associate, the show expects to make a move to guarantee that land, the help in the world, keeps on helping present and people in the future.

“To accomplish the visionary target of land reclamation and equilibrium, COP15 will unite pioneers from states, the private area, common society and other key partners from around the world to drive progress in store for feasible administration of one of the most valuable resources, land.

“The show will investigate joins among land and other key improvement issues, which will be talked about during the undeniable level fragment, including a Heads of States Summit, significant level roundtables and intuitive exchange meetings.

“COP 15 is a vital second in the battle against desertification, land debasement and dry season.

“In like manner, it will expand on the discoveries of the second version of the Global Land Outlook and proposition a substantial reaction to the interconnected difficulties of land debasement, environmental change and biodiversity misfortune as the world strides into the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration,” he said.

He added that dry season, land reclamation, and related empowering agents, for example, land freedoms, orientation balance and youth strengthening were among the top things on the gathering plan.


The president, who is likewise the President of the Great Green Wall in Africa, will be went with on the excursion by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi.

Others are Minister of Agriculture, Mahmoud Mohammed and Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu.

Likewise in the president’s group to Abidjan are National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai and Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.


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