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Senate Frowns At Increasing Gas Emissions, Begins Moves Against Climate Change

Senate Frowns At Increasing Gas Emissions, Begins Moves Against Climate Change

By Chinedu Echianu    

 

The Senate Monday set machinery in motion towards mitigating against Climate Change in Nigeria. The move as declared by its Committee on Ecology and Climate Change, is necessitated by the disturbing high rate of gas emission in the country with attendant adverse effect on the Climate.

Briefing the press on planned mitigation procedures, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Lawal Hassan Anka (APC Zamfara West), said a National Green Summit will soon hold to proffer solutions to the imminent environmental disaster.

According to Senator Anka, Nigeria is a high net gas emitter and has consistently ranked among the 10th highest gas emitting countries in the world.

"We are currently the seventh largest gas flaring Nation in the world, this combined with other emission sources like oil spillage and non - oil sector, notably agriculture, transportation and power sector.

"Cumulatively, the country has witnessed the lake Chad basin rapidly drying up and the entire country has also been assailed by climate - induced conflicts leading to high human casualties and unquantifiable material losses", he lamented.

He stated further that it is as a result of this development that the National Green Summit has been put together for stakeholders to brainstorm on the way forward.

He added that the theme of the summit is "Collective Action for Gas Emission Reduction and Climate Change Mitigation in Nigeria".