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  • Updated: April 23, 2023

Earth Day: Adeleke Approves Climate Agenda For Osun

The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has in line with the COP 26 climate conference and in commemoration of the World Earth Day approved a climate change agenda.

The agenda according to a statement made available by Adeleke's spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed is to address emerging concerns about climate change and its impact on the state.

The statement revealed that that the approval of the climate programme by Governor Adeleke was in fulfillment of his election promises to address the threatening environmental crises facing Osun and the world at large.

While hinting that the agenda would cover a long list of climate adaptation and resilience projects, Adeleke added that it is intended to generate local jobs, preserve the environment and enhance the state's capacity to benefit in the area of carbon credit and finance.

"The new agenda includes the making of a climate change and adaptation policy for Osun state, the creation of the state climate advisory board, the establishment of climate tracking research unit at the Osun State University, the development of annual state energy report and the hosting of a post COP 27 conference for sub-national entities in Nigeria.

"I take note of global climate crises and I believe we cannot leave the issue to the Federal Government alone.

"States must take active part in the movement to save the planet from imminent extinction.

"Our climate agenda is all inclusive", Governor Adeleke posited.

The governor who promised to invest in making the state truly a green economy also directed the announcement of the climate agenda.

The announcement, Adeleke maintained, is to reconfirm his administration's resolve to make Osun the most climate friendly state in the country.

"Our administration will invest in making Osun a truly green economy by mainstreaming climate matters in health, education, infrastructure, finance, mining, technology as well as gender and youth matters.

"Our state will become truly resilient and emerge as a strong partner in the climate adaptability movement."

The theme for the 2023 World Earth Day is, "Invest in Our Planet" and it is marked annually on April 22.

This year's theme also aimed at calling on businesses to shift to sustainable practices.

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