The United States Government has pledged to commit 200 million dollars for driving Clean Energy Demand Initiative to help address the effects of climate change in the country.
The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Mr John Kerry, made the commitment when his team paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Kerry, who also signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the minister on the initiative, said the programme started in Glasgow.
According to him, the initiative is a way by which companies and countries can make decisions to implement buying or production of green products.
faster to the clean energy economy.
“That is the future and all of the citizens of Nigeria will benefit from cleaner air,” he said.
He said that the programme would provide job opportunities and develop economic as well as promoting a healthy environment in the country.
The minister said the MoU would help Nigeria to participate in the clean energy demand initiative being supported by the U.S. government.
He said the essence of the initiative was to ensure a healthy and clean energy accessible in the country.
He thanked the U.S. Government for the support and commitment in ensuring that environmental crisis is tackled in the country.
Abdullahi said that the ministry was also committed to strongly work with the U.S Government for effective implementation of environmental programmes and achieve net zero in the country.