By Lubem Gena, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria today, Thursday 18th November, 2021 signed the Climate Change bill into law.
This was disclosed to the public by the president’s spokesman who said the Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo.
The Bill provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment of a National Council on Climate Change.
The Act also paves the way for environmental and economic accounting and a push for a net zero emission deadline plan in the country.
The president had earlier made a commitment during the world leaders summit of the just concluded United Nations Climate Change Conference Of Parties (COP26), in Glasgow, UK that Nigeria will cut its carbon emission to net-zero by 2060.
On Thursday, the president also signed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amendment) Act into law.