The inclusion of renowned personalities such as Toke Makinwa, IBD Dende, and Seyi Tinubu as just “item 7” on President Bola Tinubu’s list of 1,411 participants for the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai has enraged Nigerians.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hosting the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which is scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 12.
Toke Makinwa shared a video on her verified Instagram profile today, December 2nd, 2023, chronicling her attendance at COP28. She promised to keep her fans and following updated as events unfolded during the conference.
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While other nations dispatch experts in climate-related fields, Nigeria’s delegation, led by Tinubu, sparks controversy by including Toke Makinwa from the entertainment industry. Critics argue that such choices erode the credibility of Nigeria’s representation at international events.
Critics voice apprehensions over allocating public funds for what they deem frivolous and politically driven decisions, condemning the perceived misappropriation of taxpayers’ money for political agendas.
Nigerians demand transparency and accountability, urging politicians to prioritize qualified individuals capable of making substantial contributions to climate change discussions.