- President Muhammadu Buhari has been praised for for his leadership role in restoring degraded lands
- The Nigerian president was praised American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, on Monday, November 1, in Glasgow, Scotland
- Meanwhile, many Nigerians on social media have reacted to the latest development with many praising the president as well
American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, on Monday, November 1, in Glasgow, Scotland commended President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership role in restoring degraded lands in the country, describing the commitment to restore 4 million hectares as exemplary.
Bezos joined President Buhari, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Charles and the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani at a COP 26 side event entitled “Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.”
Heaping praises on the Nigerian leader at the event co-hosted by the French President, his Mauritanian counterpart and the Prince of Wales, the Amazon founder was quoted to have 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.’’
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The Bezos Earth Fund has a 10 billion dollar fund to allocate money to projects fighting climate change.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the latest development.
Yakubu Sani Wudil
"Nigeria is indeed a critical stakeholder when it comes to climate change. Thanks to our population-induced emission of CO2 gases.
"However, we need to be cautious on decisions to quit organic fuels --we are one of the major producers of crude oil globally. So, while we support transition to cleaner sources of energy, we should not shoot ourselves in the foot by demarketing our only commodity. May God bless Nigeria, Ameen.
"Indeed all patriotic Nigerians are proud of our president as the most recognized and highly respected president in the world because of his leadership style and honesty."
Paul H Paul II
"Congratulations Your Excellency Sir! We trust this particular conference will put an end to doubts and speculations about your position on environmental degradation, human rights violations vis-à-vis the loss of lives and properties under your regime. We love you always."
Tor Chigh Leonard Gmb
"We hate Buhari (our president) because we are Nigerians. We brag about other leaders because we are not under them and we can never be in their country. President M. Buhari, is never a bad leader, he tried his best and he is trying. No one is 100 percent. Let's learn that."
Emma Obasi Okpekwu
"Another milestone achievement for Buhari's government. President Buhari snapped a superb and sophisticated pictures with two powerful world leaders, prime minister of UK and Secretary General of United Nation. Congratulations to APC."
"Come back and secure your country, better stop disturbing the public with unnecessary noise."
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Buhari on Sunday, October 31, met with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Aso Rock.
After the meeting which was held behind closed doors, President Buhari took to his Facebook page to share some pictures.
"It was my pleasure to host Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu today at the State House."