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Tinubu says Africa must not become victim of climate change disruptions



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President Bola Tinubu has stated that risk management is pivotal for Africa’s full and swift transition to cleaner energy, stressing that Africa must not become a victim of the disruptions that come with climate change mitigation measures.

Tinubu, who spoke during a panel on African Green Industrialization hosted by the COP28 Presidency and the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, noted that Nigeria and Africa urgently require investments in alternative energy to be able to fully and effectively transition.

Tinubu emphasized that there is an urgent need to heal the bleeding earth, but there is also an urgent need for new investments in critical sectors to leverage Africa’s massive potential contribution to the new global green economy while enabling the continent to effectively adapt and transition.

He said Global manufacturers must partner with us to invest in the health of our collective environment. Africa doubles as an unrivaled opportunity in this respect.

”We are removing all obstacles that are inhibiting progress as Africa’s largest economy. The investment environment is becoming cleaner and better.

“But how will Africa not be a victim of all these changes? How do we get value for our resources? We all agree that the earth is crying for healing, but how do you tell a grandmother to stop using firewood to prepare her food? It is for me to invest in solar energy and alternative energy.


“Here, you must encourage investment and equally consider: how would this investment affect us? Yes, we have the market and sufficient housing that you can electrify with solar panels.

”There is iron ore; there is investment there, too. Risk management is very key for Africa.

”The opportunities must be translated soonest. We are moving forward with urgency, and we will maximize the value given in return for those resources,” the president affirmed.

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