- President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has said only 422 delegates were sponsored to the Dubai climate summit
- According to the breakdown from the presidency, others were non-government sponsors who included NGOs, stakeholders in the private sector, etc
- The breakdown showed that the delegates from the National Council on Climate Change 32while the Ministry of Environment had 34, other ministries were revealed
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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu-led federal government has disclosed the number of delegates it sponsored to the climate change summit going on in Dubai.
In a statement by the Ministry of Information, seen by Legit.ng, the government noted that the overall delegates on its train to the Arab country included those sponsored by the government (Federal and State Governments) and others were not government-sponsored, which included (Private Companies, NGOs, CSOs, Media, academia, etc).
According to the statement, the Federal Government-funded delegation is made up of a total of 422 persons, as follows:
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- National Council on Climate Change = 32
- Federal Ministry of Environment = 34
- All Ministries = 167
- Presidency = 67
- Office of the Vice President = 9
- National Assembly = 40
- Federal Parastatals/Agencies = 73
PDP, Labour Party call out Tinubu to public names of sponsored delegates to Dubai
Many Nigerians have criticised the government for the large number of delegation on President Bola Tinubu's train to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP28.
The opposition parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the spokesperson of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, Yunusa Tanko, have earlier called on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to publish the names of the delegate sponsored for the summit.
The PDP and Labour Party have condemned the earlier list in circulation, describing it as insensitive judging by the current hard economic conditions that the people of the country are experiencing.
See the statement below:
"Tinubu had since submitted a flash drive": Kano rep breaks silence
Legit.ng earlier reported that Alhassan Doguwa, a House of Representatives member from Kano, tackled his colleague from Jigawa state, Yusuf Galambi, over President Bola Tinubu's budget presentation on Wednesday.
Galambi accused President Tinubu of deceiving the national assembly by presenting an empty budget box before the lawmakers on Wednesday.
But Doguwa, in his reaction to the allegation, said all lawmakers received a softcopy of the document even before the President visited the national assembly for the presentation.
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