The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Tajudeen Abbas, has called on parliaments across the globe to intensify efforts on climate action as the world marks the International Day of Parliamentarians.
Mr. Abbas, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Kirshi explains that Climate change poses a great threat to mankind, hence the need to take concerted action to contain it.
He notes that the International Day of Parliamentarism, which marks the anniversary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU, is a day that calls for reflection among Parliaments anywhere in the world.
According to him, the theme for this year’s Parliamentarian day, “Parliaments for the planet”
Which focuses on climate action, is apt as the world battles climate change.
The Speaker notes that the Nigerian Parliament, which is a member of the IPU, will continue to work assiduously with other Parliaments around the world to address the issue of climate change through legislation.
According to the United Nations, the theme for this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Parliamentarism, ‘Parliaments for the Planet,’ is designed to mobilize Parliaments and parliamentarians to act in the climate emergency.