The Nigerian government has restated its commitment to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, said this in Abuja at a news conference while reacting to the U.S. declaration on Thursday that it had pulled out from the agreement.
President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2016 in New York.
The minister said, “Nigeria will not pull out from the agreement because we know the importance of it and we are on it voluntarily as a sovereign nation.Two months ago, we ratified the agreement. So, we are committed to United Nations agreement”, he noted.
According to him, the agreement was signed by more 190 countries after careful deliberation that took several years.
He said that in November 2015 the whole world came together to compile the agreement.
Jibril, said that the pull out by the U. S., would cause a little set back.
“But if you are following the trend of events since the U. S. made the declaration, almost all major players from European Union and China condemned the act, promising to fill the gap that may be left due to U.S. pull out,’’ he said.