President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Chief Ajuri Ngelale as the Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Action.

Tinubu in a statement circulated on Sunday, through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, hinged the appointment on a strategic move to ensure the advancement of his administration’s climate and green economic initiatives.

The statement added that Ngelale will serve in this role as part of a larger Presidential Committee, to be chaired by the President.

The Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions, established by the President, will coordinate and oversee all policies and programmes on climate action and green economic development.

This is to remove the constraints to coordination, foster a whole-of-government approach to climate-action programmes, provide an efficient governance architecture, and ensure that all relevant institutions in the sector are plugged into the President’s vision and are collectively implementing the Renewed Hope Agenda on climate action.

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu is to serve as Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Climate Action and Green Economic Solutions.