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President Tinubu Offers Fresh Appointment To Ajuri Ngelale

Tinubu Offers Fresh Appointment To Ajuri Ngelale

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Ajuri Ngelale, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, to a new role as Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action. This announcement was made by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, in a statement released on Sunday.

The statement, signed by Segun Imohiosen, Director of Information and Public Relations in the SGF’s office, also revealed that Ngelale will serve as the secretary of a newly established 25-member committee tasked with overseeing Green Economic Initiatives. The committee, chaired by President Tinubu, aims to advance the administration’s climate and green economic goals.

“Chief Ngelale (Special Adviser on Media and Publicity)will serve in this role as part of a larger Presidential Committee, chaired by the President (President Bola Ahmed Tinubu). The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, established by the President, will coordinate and oversee all programmes and policies on climate action and green economic development,” the statement said.

The committee’s objectives include removing coordination constraints, fostering a whole-of-government approach to climate action programmes, and ensuring that all relevant institutions are aligned with the President’s vision for climate action and the Renewed Hope Agenda.

Other members of the committee include Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Minister of Environment as Vice-Chairman; Lazarus Angbazo, CEO of InfraCorp; Salisu Dahiru, CEO of NCCC; Michael Ohiani, CEO of ICRC; Aisha Rimi, CEO of NIPC; Aminu Umar-Sadiq, CEO of NSIA; Yusuf Maina-Bukar, CEO of NAGGW; Abdullahi Mustapha, CEO of ECN; Abba Abubakar Aliyu, CEO of REA; and Uzoma Nwagba, CEO of CrediCorp. Additional members include Khalil Halilu, CEO of NASENI; Fatima Shinkafi, Deputy Governor of CBN; Lolade Abiola, UN SE4ALL; Teni Majekodunmi, CEO of SMDF; Bala Bello,  NCCC Adviser; and representatives from various federal ministries and agencies.

The committee’s responsibilities encompass developing and implementing innovative non-oil and non-gas climate action initiatives, coordinating federal institutions’ activities to achieve climate action and green economic goals, collaborating with national and international entities, monitoring and evaluating renewable energy projects, and supervising the Energy Transition Working Group and the Presidential Steering Committee on Project Evergreen.

Despite his new role, Ngelale will continue as the President’s Official Spokesperson and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

The statement emphasized President Tinubu’s commitment to achieving Nigeria’s green economy objectives and unlocking new investments crucial to the nation’s economic future.

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