President Tinubu Appoints Ngelale As Special Envoy On Climate Action


President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ajuri Obari Ngelale, as Nigeria’s pioneer Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

Ngelale’s appointment was contained in a statement made available on Sunday to State House correspondents.

The statement added that Ngelale will equally serve as the Secretary of the Committee, which is part of the larger Presidential Committee to be chaired by the President.

Ngelale As Nigeria’s First Special Envoy On Climate Action 

Ngelale’s appointment as Nigeria’s Presidential Special Envoy on Climate Action is to bring central coordination to the Nation’s commitment to climate action.

This gives a coordinated approach to all climate-related funding in Nigeria.

The Presidential Committee

The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, established by the President, will coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development.

The committee is also to coordinate all activities of relevant federal institutions towards the attainment of all agreed climate action and green economic objectives and non-oil/non-gas ambitions of the federal government.

Collaborate with all relevant government, subnational governments, non-government, and civil society entities towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and ambitions of the federal government.

” Collaborate with national governments and multilateral institutions towards the attainment of the climate action objectives and carbon market ambitions of the federal government.

Monitor, evaluate, and guide the progress of all climate action and renewable energy projects and activities of the federal government.

Track and guide the implementation of initiatives and developments conducted by the Energy Transition Working Group.

Supervise the work of the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen.

” Prepare a half-yearly green ambitions update, covering all associated climate action achievements of the federal government”

Ngelale will retain his role as the Official Spokesperson of the President and Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity while serving on the committee.

President Tinubu remains committed to achieving Nigeria’s green economy objectives on the path of a just energy transition while unlocking new investments in this critical sector that is central to the nation’s economic future.

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