Rep. Sam Onuigbo Elected Vice President of Global Legislators Organisation

By Ikenga Chronicles November 26, 2016

Rep. Sam Onuigbo Elected Vice President of Global Legislators Organisation

The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, and Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, Rep. Sam Ifeanyi Onuigbo has been elected the Vice President of the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE), Nigeria Chapter.

GLOBE, which is an organisation of legislators, is committed to climate change and sustainable development. With an eye on energy security and land use, GLOBE believes that legislators have an important role to play in ensuring that their governments fulfill their obligations as it concerns commitments made during international negotiations.

Rep. Onuigbo’s election as the Vice President of GLOBE Nigeria comes as a recognition of the important role he has played as the Chairman House Committee on Climate Change which has seen several Ministries, Departments and Agencies become aware of the roles they have to play in ensuring that Nigeria meets her Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in combating Climate Change.

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(Rep. Onuigbo–right– at the UNFCCC, Marrakech, Morocco)

Rep. Onuigbo who has called for a reduction in carbon emission in the country, and pledged support to MDAs and CSOs on the issue of climate change and sustainable development has as part of his commitment, been a member of the Nigerian delegations led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to both the signing of the Paris Agreement during the last United Nations General Assembly in New York, and also the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Marrakech, Morocco, early this month.

An astute campaigner for education, the environment, and attention to the needs of the people, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has pledged to use his positions as both the House Committee Chairman on Climate Change, and Vice President of GLOBE to actively fight for a better environment for the present and future generations of Nigerians.

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