President Muhammadu Buhari with the UN Scribe, António Guterres and the Polish President, Andrzej Duda/State House

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday attended the ceremonial opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland.

The Summit otherwise known as Cop24, is the 24th session of the conference of the parties under the UN framework convention on climate change,

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President Buhari is expected later during the conference to deliver a national statement highlighting Nigeria’s commitment to addressing climate change by implementing the goals set out as part of the nation’s contributions.

The conference is expected to finalise the rule book in the implementation of the Paris agreement on climate change reached in December 2015 in France.

President Buhari is attending the summit with several top government officials including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and Minister of State for Environment, Bawa Abubakar.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State are also in Poland with the President.