Sen. Ita Giwa
Former presidential adviser, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari in ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change.
She hailed the move as a step in the right direction.
President Buhari signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change on Tuesday, a follow up to the signing of the first draft of the agreement last September.
The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.
Ita-Giwa, in a statement in Calabar, however, stressed the need for all stakeholders to urgently embrace the implementation of the terms of the accord.
She said that implementing the agreement is of utmost importance to Nigerians, especially the Southsouth in view of its peculiar environmental challenges.