Tinubu Approves New leadership for National Council on Climate Change

Tinubu Approves New leadership for National Council on Climate Change

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Dr. Nkiruka Maduekwe as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) in interim capacity, pending the confirmation of her appointment by the NCCC Supervisory Council.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, in a statement on Sunday, said the appointment was in accordance with the President’s commitment to actualize “Nigeria’s green industrial vision, boost investor confidence, and unlock sustainable economic value through various climate finance instruments.”

The President has also approved that Dr. Maduekwe who has over 15 years of experience in climate policy development and project implementation, to serve as the Co-Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Committee on National Carbon Market Activation Plan (NCMAP).

Also, Ngelale said the President has approved the appointment of Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi Shelleng, as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Climate Finance and Stakeholder Engagement, Office of the President.

He was seconded to the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) Secretariat, where he will handle all matters related to Climate Finance & Stakeholder/Donor Relations.

In the same vein, the President has also approved the appointment of Mr. Olamide Fagbuji, as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Climate Technology and Operations, Office of the President.

He was seconded to the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) Secretariat, where he will oversee the digitalization of a new open procurement process and cross-departmental procedural optimization initiative.

The presidential spokesman said President Tinubu expects the new appointees to bring their expertise and discipline to bear in pursuance of the nation’s aspiration on green industrial development and climate action for sustainable growth and national prosperity, adding that appointments take immediate effect.

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