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Tinubu Commits to Addressing Environmental Challenges in South-south

By Faridat Salifu

President Bola Tinubu has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to addressing the concerns of the South-South traditional rulers regarding development and environmental degradation.

This assurance was conveyed during a meeting with the South-South Monarchs Forum, chaired by retired Maj.–Gen Felix Mujakperuo, at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

Tinubu underscored his administration’s concerted efforts to bolster Nigeria’s resilience and tackle climate change, environmental rehabilitation, infrastructure development, and security and stability in the region.

He commended the traditional rulers for their supportive stance towards his administration’s ongoing economic reforms and assured that Nigerians would soon reap the benefits of these measures aimed at revitalizing the economy.

Furthermore, the President emphasized the pivotal role of the traditional institution as a source of intelligence for the holistic development of the country, inviting them to freely communicate their concerns for prompt redress.

He pledged to meticulously address each concern raised by the monarchs and acknowledged their invaluable contributions to the peace and stability of the nation.

In response, Mujakperuo appealed to President Tinubu to ensure tangible progress in the region’s development efforts, expressing confidence in the President’s commitment to addressing their concerns and delivering enduring solutions.

The President’s unwavering dedication to addressing the developmental and environmental challenges in the South-South region and his appeal to the traditional rulers for continued support and partnership underscore the administration’s focus on inclusive and sustainable development.


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