13 July 2021 by Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives has forwarded a Bill for An Act to provide for the mainstreaming of Climate Change Actions, Establish the National Council for Climate Change and other related matters to the Senate for concurrence.
The Bill which seeks to provide a legal framework that will help Nigeria coordinate her efforts at Climate Change mitigation and adaptation is sponsored by Samuel Onuigbo from Abia State.
Addressing newsmen on the Bill which has been passed by the House of Representatives, the lawmaker who is the Chairman Climate Parliament Nigeria, spoke on some of the challenges posed by climate change.
Onuigbo who noted that the signing of the Paris Agreement by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 showed the present administration’s commitment to fight Climate Change stressed the need for a Legal Framework to coordinate the Nation’s fight against Climate Change.
The Bill which was first initiated
In the 6th Assembly, suffered a set back and was reintroduced in the 8th assembly by Onuigbo but refused accent by the Presidency due to some areas of concern by the Executive.
If signed by the President, the Bill will strengthen the Nation’s concerted efforts to avert future catastrophic impacts of Climate Change.