The National President of the Association of Local government of Nigeria (ALGON), Kolade Alabi has urged Africa Leaders to declare Climate Change as a Global Emergency.
Alabi made the call when he joined other top high-powered delegations, top Nigeria technocrats and International Experts at the African Union Summit on Global Centre Adaptation held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The National President of ALGON who decried the high rate of increasing dangers of climate change Globally, stressed that any right-thinking person on Earth has a duty towards taking actions that will protect the Earth from destruction.
Alabi, while reiterating the commitment of the Association under his leadership, promised to collaborate with the International Community to facilitate accelerated development at the grassroots in line with International best practice.
The ALGON President added that the overall focus of the summit is to explore significant opportunities for job creation in rural areas as well as to ensure increases in productivity for GDP growth and poverty reduction.
The Summit which brought together Global Leaders from across Governments, International Organisations, Multilateral Development Banks, the Private Sector, Mayors, Civil Society, Youth Leaders, and other stakeholders was also aimed at raising the ambition on adaptation action for the Continent.