Leadership of the National Assembly says it is working seriously to ensure the reduction of gas flaring in Nigeria.
The Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change led by the Chairman, Senator Hassan Anka, recently hosted a National Green Summit on Collection Action for Gas Emission Reduction and Climate Mitigation in Niger, Port Harcourt and Rivers State.
In his remarks at the programme, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the time to end gas flaring was now in view of its effect on the environment and food security, saying the summit was timely following the increasing need for greater attention to questions about the country’s environment
Represented by Senator Frank Ibezim, Lawan said the country was blessed with all sorts of natural mineral resources, yet facing serious environmental challenge.
Also speaking, the first military governor of old Rivers State, King Alfred Diette-Spiff recalled that at the Kyoto summit in 1997 it was agreed that all the greenhouse gases should be reduced, but that the developing nations were allowed to develop their own industries.
The former Rivers Governor offered to provide solution to gas flaring.