National Council on Climate Change

The National Council on Climate Change is the national designated authority responsible for combating climate change and its impact in Nigeria. The Council was inaugurated in 2022 by former President Muhammadu Buhari to help formulate policies that will help achieve a green and sustainable economy in Nigeria. The composition of the Council includes The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as Chairman, the Vice President as Vice Chairman while the Director General of the Council as Secretary.[1][2] In 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Salisu Dahiru as the pioneer Director-General of the Council.[3][4]



The structure of the National Council of Climate Change comprised actors from different sectors and Ministries. The membership include:

  • President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria - Chairman
  • Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria - Vice Chairman
  • Director General, National Council on Climate Change - Secretary

Other members include the Ministers of Environment; Water Resources; Power; Transportation; Mines and Steel Development; Agriculture and Rural Development; Women Affairs and Social Development; Finance, Budget, and National Planning; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.[5]

Activities of the National Council on Climate Change


As NCCC is related to climate change activities in Nigeria, it has collaborated with other stakeholders and organizations to create a friendly environment for the world we want. On 2nd February 2024, it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Climate Action Africa (CAA) for partnership on seeking strategies for climate action in Nigeria.[6][7][8] This was signed in their office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.[9][10] According to the Director General of NCCC, Dr. Salisu Dahiru "our collaboration with Climate Action Africa is a pivotal step towards building a climate-resilient Nigeria. Through joint efforts, we aim to promptly address vulnerabilities and work towards sustainable solutions for our nation.”[11] This goes to show the commitment to tackling climate change in Nigeria.

See also



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  2. ^ "Buhari inaugurates Nigeria's Climate Change Council". Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  3. ^ 8rdmh (2023-05-15). "Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Signs MoU With National Council on Climate Change and Publishes Maiden Edition of its Development Impact Report". NSIA. Retrieved 2023-08-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Validation Workshop for the Assessment of Carbon Pricing Initiatives in Nigeria" (PDF). National Council on Climate Change with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Regional Collaboration Centre Collaborative Instruments of Ambitious Climate Action (CIACA). Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  5. ^ "Structure of the Council | National Council on Climate Change". Retrieved 2023-08-22.
  6. ^ Justus Adejumoh (2024-03-02). "National Council On Climate Change and Climate Action Africa Partner To Tackle Nigeria's Climate Crisis". Independent ng.
  7. ^ NewsDesk (2024-02-03). "National Council On Climate Change And Climate Action Africa Partner To Tackle Nigeria's Climate Crisis". Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  8. ^ Kanu, Peace Piak (2024-02-11). "Climate Change: Nigeria signs MoU with Climate Action Africa". Voice of Nigeria. Retrieved 2024-02-11.
  9. ^ "National Council on Climate Change partners Climate Action Africa to tackle Nigeria's Climate Crisis – Businessamlive". Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  10. ^ "Federal Capital Territory (FCT) | Nigeria, Location, Map, & Geography | Britannica". 2024-01-24. Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  11. ^ Chinenye Anuforo (2024-02-03). "NCCC, CAA partner to tackle Nigeria's climate crisis". sunnewsonline.