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Nigeria's National Assembly to Consider Bill on Climate Change

A Bill that will regulate activities that are contributing to climate change in Nigeria will be introduced to the National Assembly in March.

House Committee Chairman on Climate Change, Hon. Sam Onuigbo who disclosed the plans in Abuja during Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop, organised by the World Bank in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Environment, said the legal framework will serve as a working document for both private and public sector on climate change issues.

Onuigbo, who noted that the nation currently lacked regulations on climate change said the bill will ensure there is a law on issues regarding climate change, especially mitigation, adaptation and resilient strategies for all stakeholders.

He linked the increasing herdsmen crisis to the shrinking of Lake Chad, adding that the law will contain whatever necessary to reduce climate change impacts.

Arne Hoel / World Bank

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