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 Still n the UN Assembly going on, President Muhammadu
Buhari, on Thursday, signed Paris Agreement on Climate Change. He said 
this demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to change the
effects of the negative trend.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, in a statement said the President signed the Paris Agreement, and he has committed Nigeria to
reducing “Green House Gas Emissions unconditionally 20 per cent and
conditionally 45 per cent” in line with Nigeria’s Nationally
Determined Contributions.”
The president described the signing as historic and
expressed confidence that with support from development partners,
Nigeria would meet the above targets.
He also said that he will ensure the ratification of the
Paris Agreement before the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakesh, Morocco in November
He said this was to demonstrate his personal
dedication and to fulfill his campaign promises.
Buhari, who said he was privileged to have been
part of the Paris Agreement, commended “the genuine efforts President
Francois Hollande of France in drawing global attention to reviving the
Lake Chad Basin” and for galvanizing the political will that led to the
global consensus in reaching the Agreement.
Nigerians back home are hoping that things work out and Nigerians are not affected negatively with the climate change since a positive step has been taken.

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