During COP28, the federal government of Nigeria reached an agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to create humanitarian response stations across the country. Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, announced this collaboration in Dubai, emphasizing the aim to address humanitarian crises and alleviate poverty.
Discussions with UAE officials covered partnerships to uplift millions out of poverty, engage in poverty alleviation programs, and build a resilient humanitarian response system. The Red Crescent, akin to the Red Cross, expressed readiness to support Nigeria in establishing comprehensive response mechanisms nationwide.
Minister of Environment, Balarabe Lawal, highlighted the Nigerian delegation’s commitment to advocating for favorable positions on climate change effects, emphasizing the need for collective action to address challenges such as loss and damage.