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Nigeria Vows to Stop Gas Flaring and Methane Emissions


Nigeria Vows to Stop Gas Flaring and Methane Emissions

In a summit at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, President Bola Tinubu pledged to end gas-flaring in Nigeria to align with global efforts to curb methane emissions. Tinubu highlighted Nigeria’s imposition of heavy penalties for gas-flaring violations and emphasized the country’s commitment to reducing methane emissions. The President praised the UAE’s leadership and affirmed Nigeria’s dedication to critical steps for methane reduction, eliminating gas-flaring, and fostering renewable energy. He underscored Nigeria’s role in providing cooking gas, signing off on methane reduction, and leveraging technology for cleaner energy. Additionally, officials from the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority advocated for foreign investors to explore the $585 billion investment opportunities in capital expenditures to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. At the conference, President Tinubu also unveiled plans to deploy a fleet of 100 electric buses as part of Nigeria’s sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. The President appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service as the Director-General of the National Council on Climate Change to spearhead transformative plans. The summit aimed to address climate-related challenges and encourage international collaboration for a net-zero future.


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