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Climate Change: FG tasks stakeholders on developing coastal landscape

Climate Change: FG tasks stakeholders on developing coastal landscape

Climate Change: FG tasks stakeholders on developing coastal landscape

Federal Government has tasked the various stakeholders, especially World Bank and its partners to double their efforts at developing Nigeria’s coastal landscape.

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi made this call at a two-day National Stakeholders’ Technical Committee on West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) on Thursday in Abuja.

Abdullahi said the meeting becomes necessary especially that WACA is already being implemented in other West African countries.

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Stressing on the importance of the meeting, the Honourable Minister said it would hold all stakeholders accountable to further support government’s drive in improving the livelihoods of coastal communities in Nigeria by reducing the vulnerability of its coastal areas.

According to him, WACA would help Nigeria obtain financing and expertise to sustainably manage her coastal areas, enhance industrial competitiveness, market access, innovation and investment promotion.

He added that it would also promote productive employment for rural communities and entrepreneurship development, as well as sustainable energy and environmental management.

The Minister, who charged critical stakeholders to carry out their responsibilities with utmost diligence and uprightness , also reiterated that their appointments to the National Stakeholders Technical Committee on WACA was a call to service and a representation of their various State Governments, Ministries, Departments and Agencies, charging them to serve with honesty, integrity and dignity.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Engr. Hassan Musa, said WACA was established by World Bank in response to demands from countries in West African region to manage their growing coastal erosion and flooding problems.

While commending the World Bank’s Senior Environmental Specialist, who had worked to ensure timely articulation of Nigeria’s immediate priorities in the WACA programme in line with the project implementation schedule, Engr. Musa expressed conviction that the stakeholders’ meeting would provide the enabling environment for more positive contributions towards ensuring a successful implementation of WACA in Nigeria.

Climate Change: FG tasks stakeholders on developing coastal landscape

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