The governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago, has named climate change as one of Nigeria’s most pressing problems.
Bago gave a speech on Friday in Minna at a retreat on climate change that the Niger State Government organized for the House of Representatives Press Corps.
The governor, who spoke via his deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, also attributed some of the nation’s security issues to global warming.
“Climate change is a concern to governments and experts in Nigeria because it is happening at a very frightening level,” he added.
We struggle with issues like flooding, desertification, and environmental degradation, among others. Despite our best efforts, yearly reports document the catastrophic repercussions of climate change. Even a portion of the present-day insecurity can be traced to climate change, which demands immediate intervention.
He also bemoaned the media’s failure to adequately cover the impacts of climate change despite the devastation it has wrought in the nation.
“I think it’s crucial that you have the abilities and resources to mainstream climate change as journalists who cover the legislature, where laws are passed.
“This can help you determine the legislative and executive branches’ agendas.
This influences the choice to call a summit on the green economy. Under my direction, the Niger State government is giving climate change top priority in order to lessen the impact of natural and man-made disasters.
Abubakar Suleiman, the director general of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, urged the media to actively engage in educating the public about the significance of climate change policies and their contribution to environmental sustainability in his keynote presentation.