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Only 422 Nigerian delegates sponsored by FG to COP-28 Summit – Presidency

Amid the controversy trailing the reported large number of Nigerian officials attending the on-going Climate Summit in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the federal government says the federal government only funded the trip of 422 delegates drawn from ministries, agencies and the National Assembly.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, in a statement entitled: “RE: NIGERIA AT COP-28”, disclosed that the Federal Government-funded delegation to COP-28 summit is made up of a total of 422 persons.

He gave the breakdown of the delegates to include 32 from National Council on Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment 34,

All other Ministries 167, Presidency 67, Office of the Vice President 9, National Assembly 40 and Federal Parastatals/Agencies 73.

He pointed out that the overall Nigerian delegation to COP-28 comprises Government-sponsored (Federal and State Governments) and non-government-sponsored participants (from Private Companies, NGOs, CSOs, Media, academia, etc.

According to him, parties to the COP-28 Convention from Nigeria include government officials, representatives from the private sector, civil society, the voluntary sector, state governments, media, multilateral institutions, representatives of marginalised communities, and many others.

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