American billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has hailed on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for his leadership role in restoring degraded lands in the country.
He described the commitment to restore 4 million hectares as exemplary.
Bezos said this on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland, when he joined Buhari; French President, Emmanuel Macron; Prince Charles and the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ghazouani at a COP 26 side event entitled “Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall initiative.”
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘In Glasgow, American billionaire, Jeff Bezos, hails President Buhari’s climate change actions’.
Commending the President, at the event co-hosted by the French President, his Mauritanian counterpart and the Prince of Wales, the retail tycoon said: ‘‘We are fortunate to have President Buhari of Nigeria with us today.
‘‘Nigeria plays a critical role in the restoration movement and has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded lands. This kind of ambition coming from Africa’s largest economy underscores just how vital this issue is.’’
The Bezos Earth Fund has $10bn to allocate to projects fighting climate change.