Buhari, Three Governors, Depart For Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday departed Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, for France, to participate in the One Planet Summit.

The President was accompanied by the Governors of Adamawa, Kano and Ondo States, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment.

It was gathered that the President was scheduled to leave for Paris on Monday to participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit which opens on Tuesday.

Before heading for the Summit venue, the Nigerian leader will attend a lunch hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France for Heads of State and Governments at the Elysee Palace.

The summit, jointly organised by the United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the French Government in partnership with non-governmental organisations concerned about reversing the negative effects of climate change, like Bloomberg Philanthropies, holds at the eco-friendly La Seine Musicale, situated on the picturesque Seguin Island in western Paris.

The main focus of the summit, with the theme, “Climate Change Financing,” according to the organisers, will be to innovatively pool public and private finance “to support and accelerate our common efforts to fight climate change.”

While recognising that all countries are affected by the effects of climate change under “One Planet” but some are more vulnerable, the summit seeks for tangible collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The President and his entourage are scheduled to return on Thursday.

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