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Government Official
Amina J. Mohammed
Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Environment

Amina J. Mohammed is the current Minister of Environment of Nigeria. She has represented Nigeria in various meetings on climate change, pushing for operationalization of the Climate Change Agreement; including recently in Marrakech, Morocco where she spoke about Nigeria’s participation at the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties, COP22, of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Contact: Federal Ministry of Environment Headquarters, Block C, Mabuchi, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone: +234(0)95233611  Twitter: @AminaJMohammed

Climate Program Advocate
Lawrence I Exemonye
National President, Nigerian Environmental Society

Professor Lawrence I Ezemonye is the current National President of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES). NES is a non-governmental organization that advocates environmental protection and sustainable environmental development in Nigeria. As president of NES, Professor Ezemonye recently hosted the society’s annual conference with Nigeria’s Minister of Environment and other high-level stakeholders in attendance. An expected output of the conference is a road map that supports environmental protection and promotion of a green economy in Nigeria.

Contact: 41, Moses A. Majekodunmi Crescent, Near Edo Line Terminal, Utako District, Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria  Telephone: +234(0)97830281  Mobile: +234(0)8033384134  Email:

Climate Program Opponent
Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is Nigeria’s current Minister of State, Petroleum Resources. He is responsible for overall coordination and supervision of all activities in the petroleum industry, including advising the Federal Government on all areas pertaining to the oil and gas industry (Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, 2016). While this office can key into national policies and programs that support climate change mitigation, it is possible that it could lobby (in collaboration with industry stakeholders) for a slowdown of processes and legislations (such as the gas flaring prohibition bill currently before the Senate of the National Assembly) that are perceived to have potential negative outcomes for the petroleum industry.

Contact: Ministry of Petroleum Resources Block D, NNPC Towers, Herbert Macaulay Way, CDB, Abuja Telephone: +234(0)946084627   Twitter: @fmprng


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