Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, representing Ondo South at the National Assembly, has expressed concern over the funding of 400 delegates for the ongoing 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) Summit in Dubai, stating that the number is insufficient for effective representation.
According to RoyalTimes, Senator Ibrahim argued that allocating funds for over four hundred people was too small, especially considering the potential future hosting of similar conferences.
He said, “Funding (over) 400 people for a conference like this is too small, because you may want to host the conference sometime in the future.”
Senator Ibrahim highlighted Nigeria’s vulnerability to environmental pollution and stressed that the impact of climate change is a significant concern for the country.
He pointed out that President Bola Tinubu, who is representing Nigeria at the summit, signed several multimillion-dollar bilateral deals in the country’s interest.
The senator emphasized the importance of Nigeria being taken seriously on the international stage, asserting that a larger delegation is crucial for effective representation and engagement in discussions on climate change.