The Federal Government has responded to public discussions regarding the size of the Nigerian delegation attending the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, known as COP-28. Reiterating its commitment to transparency and accessibility of public information, the government has provided detailed information on the composition of the delegation.
In a statement released by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris , the government emphasized its commitment to transparency and accessibility of public information.
The government explained that Nigeria’s representation at COP-28 is aligned with its position as Africa’s leading voice and a prominent player in climate action. The delegation, the government stated, comprises a diverse range of stakeholders, including government officials, private sector representatives, state governments, media personnel, multilateral institutions, representatives of marginalized communities and many others.
The government clarified that the overall Nigerian delegation to COP-28 includes both government-sponsored delegates (Federal and State Governments) and non-government-sponsored participants
Composition of the Nigerian Delegation at COP-28
The statement also provided a breakdown of the Federal Government-funded delegation, which comprises a total of 422 individuals.
The Federal Government-funded delegation consists of a total of 422 individuals, as follows:
National Council on Climate Change = 32
Federal Ministry of Environment = 34
All Ministries = 167
Presidency = 67
Office of the Vice President = 9
National Assembly = 40
Federal Parastatals/Agencies = 73