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COP28: Seyi Tinubu, stewards, chefs included in controversial list of Nigeria delegates


Controversy continues over Nigeria's large number of delegates to the ongoing Climate Change Summit (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nigeria had 1,411 participants at the conference, the same number as China, but the federal government funded 422 participants.

According to the list of registered Nigerian participants for the COP28 conference, the delegate is President Tinubu's son Seyi. This includes more than 50 personal assistants, including chefs, baggage handlers and stewards.

The delegation also includes the Minister of the Environment, the Minister of Water Resources, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, the Minister of Aviation, the Minister of Information, the Minister Rakpobiri, the Minister of Petroleum, the Minister of Mineral Resources, the Attorney General, and the Minister of Gas Development. It is made up of more than 30 ministers and heads of government agencies. , Abubakar Kyari, Agriculture, Power, Youth and Sports, Environmental Nation, Education, etc.

Opposition parties and civil society groups, including Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labor Party in this year's elections, respectively, described Nigeria's large delegation at the summit as “terrible”. I peeled off the skin. Waste of scarce resources.

The PDP had requested the government to appoint a delegation and asked the National Assembly to investigate the delegation.

It called on Mr Tinubu to be prepared to refund the amount spent on participants who did not play a significant role in the meeting.

Source: dailypost.ng

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