Written by Godfrey AKON

Buhari in Poland for COP24

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Krakow, Poland, ahead of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The conference is slated for between Dec. 2 and 4.

Buhari’s aide on New Media, Alhaji Bashir Ahmad, confirmed this development on his Twitter handle in Abuja.

However, a report reaching the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicated that President Buhari and members of his entourage, who arrived at a Military Base Balice International Airport, Krakow, on Saturday evening, were `welcomed’ by snow as temperature dropped further to -3 degrees Centigrade.

COP24 Summit is being held at the International Conference Centre, MCK, Katowice, an industrial hub, about 100 kilometers from Krakow.

President Buhari’s first official engagement will be a town hall meeting in Krakow on Sunday evening, where he would meet and interact with Nigerians living in Poland.

The president will, during the Leaders’ Summit at COP24 on Monday morning, deliver a national statement, highlighting Nigeria’s commitment to addressing climate change by implementing the goals set out in its National Determined Contributions.

According to the organisers, the conference is expected to finalise the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) – the rule book for implementation.


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