Senator Bent urges Nigeria’s President to sign climate bill

The chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Grace Bent has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the Bill to Establish the National Climate Change Commission (NCCC Bill). She made this call during a courtesy visit by the Nigeria Climate Action Network in Abuja on March 15 , 2011.

According to Senator Bent “ every responsible government should take the environment seriously, especially during this uncertain climatic times. According to Nigeria’s legislative practice if the president does not sign the bill under the current term it will be returned to the National Assembly”, she warned.

The National Climate Change Commission Bill will provide an institutional framework for handling all climate change related issues in Nigeria.