Poor budgetary allocation, setback to tackling environmental issues – Ekweremadu

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stated that the perennially low budgetary allocation was the bane of addressing environmental challenges in Nigeria.

He stated this while hosting the Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Sean Melbourne in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ekweremadu, who noted that the enormity of challenges the nation grappled with meant that the budgetary allocation for environment was perennially low. He called for international support to enable Nigeria to make substantial progress.

He, however, expressed readiness of the National Assembly to partner with the parliament and government of Britain to combat environmental challenges, including…

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