By Funmi Adekoya

As the world marks Earth Day, the Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has approved a comprehensive climate change agenda to address emerging concerns about climate change and its impact on the state.

A statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed indicates that the new agenda includes the making a climate change and adaptation policy for Osun state, creation of the state climate advisory board, 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.

Part of the agenda covers a long list of climate adaptation and resilience projects which will generate local jobs, preserve the environment and enhance the state’s capacity to benefit in the area of carbon credit and finance.

Speaking on the agenda, Governor Adeleke said the approval of the climate programme was in fulfillment of his election promises to address the threatening environmental crises facing Osun and the world at large.

Senator Adeleke said he directed the announcement of the climate agenda to re-confirm his administration’s resolve to make Osun the most climate friendly state in Nigeria.

The Governor added that his 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.

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