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Jeff Bezos Praises Buhari Over Nigeria’s Climate Change Actions



Jeff Bezos Praises Buhari Over Nigeria's Climate Change Actions

American billionaire Jeff Bezos has praised President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s efforts at restoring degraded lands in the country.

The Amazon founder described Buhari’s commitment to restore 4 million hectares as exemplary.

A statement by President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this.

The statement titled “In Glasgow, American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, hails President Buhari’s climate change actions.”

According to him, Bezos joined President Buhari, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prince Charles at a COP 26 side event.

He said also said that the Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, equally joined the event entitled “Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.”

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Garba said, “Heaping praises on the Nigerian leader at the event co-hosted by the French President, his Mauritanian counterpart and the Prince of Wales.”

In his encomium, Bezos said:

‘‘We are fortunate to have President Buhari of Nigeria with us today.

‘‘Nigeria plays a critical role in the restoration movement and has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded lands.

‘‘This kind of ambition coming from Africa’s largest economy underscores just how vital this issue is.’’

The Bezos Earth Fund has a 10 billion dollar fund to allocate money to projects fighting climate change.

Nigeria is due to assume the leadership of Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall.

President Buhari had used the occasion of his address to appeal to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.

‘‘I am optimistic that Africa’s ambition of restoring over 100million hectares of degraded landscape for productive agriculture is achievable,’’ he said.

President Buhari also pledged Nigeria’s unalloyed commitment to expanding the achievements of the GGW programme in Africa from the enviable status attained under the leadership of President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania.

‘‘Together we commit to the transformative process of restoring the African degraded landscape and ultimately the continent’s environment,’’ he said.

Anthony Chinonso Ogbonna is the editor of Techuncode media. He is a seasoned journalist whose stint cuts across broadcast, print and, especially, the online media. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He aligns his belief with those of world tech communities, holding tenaciously that the world is solely driven and can only be best with tech. Furthermore, Anthony believes that technology is simple, fun and is not what one, especially Africans, should be scared of, hence, his passion for telling compelling stories about tech in ways relatable to the ordinary user. He has his hobbies in reading and designing (new hobby though.)