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Nigeria’s COP28 Delegation Raises Eyebrows with 1,411-Member Contingent

December 2, 2023

Nigeria is making headlines at COP28 in Dubai, not just for its commitment to climate action but for the sheer size of its delegation – a whopping 1,411 members.

According to a list published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria is also third-highest overall in number of delegates at the conference.

The United Arab Emirates boasts the largest-ever registered delegation, amassing 4,409 badges, closely trailed by Brazil with 3,081. Nigeria proudly shares the third position with China, both nations securing 1,411 badges each.

Beyond government representatives, the delegation encompasses a diverse range of participants, including staff from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and notable celebrities. Among them, President Bola Tinubu stands out, present at the conference in Dubai. Anticipation surrounds his upcoming address at the world leaders’ summit, where he is expected to articulate Nigeria’s stance on pivotal issues, including renewable energy and climate financing.

The detailed breakdown of Nigeria’s delegation is outlined below:

  • State House: 138
  • National Council on Climate Change: 54
  • Federal Min of Environment: 53
  • National Assembly: 36
  • NNPC: 28
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 21
  • Ministry of Environment: 16
  • Lagos State Govt: 14
  • NDDC: 13
  • Bank of Industry: 13
  • Min of Petroleum Resources: 12
  • Federal Capital Territory Authority: 11
  • NSIA: 9
  • Min of Environment & Climate Change: 9
  • Rural Electrification Agency: 9
  • Govt House, Kaduna: 9
  • Embassy of Nigeria Home-Based Office: 9
  • Min of Environment & Natural Resources: 8
  • Min of Humanitarian Affairs: 8
  • Ecologistics: 8
  • Zoetic Global: 7
  • NASENI: 7
  • NEA Engineers: 7
  • Nigerian Midstream & DPRA: 7
  • Federal Min of Transportation: 7
  • Federal Min of Finance: 7
  • Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission: 6
  • Min of Niger Delta Affairs: 6
  • SMEDAN: 6
  • National Population Commission: 6
  • Sustainable Devt Goals, Nigeria: 6
  • Niger State Govt: 6
  • North-East Devt Commission: 6
  • Climate Wednesday: 6
  • Cross river State Govt: 6
  • DEPOWA: 6
  • Federal Min of Labour & Employment: 6
  • Federal Min of Power: 6
  • African Union Devt Agency: 6
  • Formal Act Legacy Ltd: 6
  • Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project: 6
  • African Aviation & Aerospace University, Abuja: 6
  • Environmental Health Council of Nigeria: 6
  • Nigerian Maritime Admin & Safety Agency Vivacity: 5
  • Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones Program: 5
  • Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas: 5
  • Oando Clean Energy: 5
  • Nigeria Labour Congress: 5
  • African Finance Corporation: 5 InfraCorp: 5
  • Federal Min of Environ ACReSAL: 5
  • Borno State Govt: 5 Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria, Ltd: 5
  • FCCPC: 5
  • Office of the SSG: 4
  • National Agency for the Great Green Wall: 4
  • Presidency: 4
  • Natural Eco Capital Ltd: 4
  • Min of Budget & Econ Planning: 4
  • Sahara Group: 4
  • Zamfara State Govt: 4

 

 

Source: Statisense

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