The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has clarified that only 422 out of Nigeria’s 1,411 delegation at the ongoing COP28, holding in Dubai, were funded by the Federal Government.
The minister had made the clarification as outrage continues to trail the large number of delegates attending the conference from Nigeria.
He noted that his clarification hinged on the need to provide clarity in line with a standing pledge by the government to conduct itself with transparency and accessibility regarding public information.
The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of
the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, is the 28th United Nations
Climate Change Conference, being held from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at
Expo City, Dubai.