President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, the country’s capital, for the city of Katowice in Poland on Saturday for a climate change conference, the presidency has confirmed.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
According to the statement, President Buhari is travelling to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which holds from December 2-4, 2018.
Nigeria is a signatory to the climate change agreement signed at the 21st session of the UNFCCC in Paris, the French capital.
The agreement aims to mitigate global warming, with the long-term goal being able to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to limit the increase to 1.5°C.
Currently, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, and 184 have become a party to it.
The agreement has, however, been criticised by the United States, with President Donald Trump signalling the country’s intention to withdraw from the agreement.