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Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI

Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI

Rep. Onuigbo Inaugurated as Chair, Climate Change Trade Group, ACCI Sponsor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act, and Member representing the South-East on the Governing Board of the North-East Development Commission, Rep. Sam Onuigbo, was on Thursday, February 8, 2024, inaugurated as the Chairman of the Climate Change Trade Group of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry(ACCI). Onuigbo’s inauguration was during the Inauguration Ceremony of the 12th President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry(ACCI),Chief Emeka Obegolu SAN, PhD, which was held at the Abuja International Conference Center. Reacting to his inauguration, the former Member of the House of…
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Climate Action 30: House of Reps Extols Rep Onuigbo

Climate Action 30: House of Reps Extols Rep Onuigbo

Climate Action 30: House of Reps Extols Rep Onuigbo The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas PhD, has described Rep. Sam Onuigbo as a worthy ambassador of the House of Representatives. Rt. Hon. Abbas made this known during plenary on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. While reading out a notification and commendation on Rep. Onuigbo following his recognition as one of 30 Global Leaders on Climate Change, the Honourable Speaker referred to the passage of the Climate Change Act by the 9th Assembly and how this Act, sponsored by Rep. Onuigbo, has positioned Nigeria to tackle climate…
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Onuigbo nominated as Global Leader on Climate Change

Onuigbo nominated as Global Leader on Climate Change

Onuigbo nominated as Global Leader on Climate Change The sponsor of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act 2021– often referred to as the “Sam Onuigbo Act— and Governing Board Member and Chairman Committee on Security, Special Interventions, and Climate Change, of the North East Development Commission(NEDC), Hon. Sam Onuigbo has been nominated as part of the Climate Action 30 Global Leaders 2023. This is part of Business Insider’s One Planet program .Conveying Onuigbo’s nomination, Lily Katzman, Editor, Special Projects, of the Business Insider said: “We’re excited about honoring you and your work on an issue as urgent as the climate crisis —…
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Climate Change Act Implementation: Ex -Rep Onuigbo advocates media support

Climate Change Act Implementation: Ex -Rep Onuigbo advocates media support

Climate Change Act Implementation: Ex -Rep Onuigbo advocates media support In a bid to ensure the implementation of the climate change Act passed in law on the 17 November 2021, formerHouse of Representatives member, Hon. Samuel Onuigbo has called for the the support for media practioners. Speaking on the role of the media in mainstreaming climate change policies at a retreat for members of the House of Representatives press corps in Minna, he remarked that it behooves journalists to keep the issues revolving around climate change in the front burner to ensure effective implementation of the law. Onuigbo who is…
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Otti backs Onuigbo, says building Federal Secretariat in Abia holds multiplier effect

Otti backs Onuigbo, says building Federal Secretariat in Abia holds multiplier effect

Otti backs Onuigbo, says building Federal Secretariat in Abia holds multiplier effect Gov. Alex Otti of Abia says that building a Federal Secretariat in the state will have multiplier economic and aesthetic effects on the state’s overall development. Otti said this on Wednesday, when Chief Sam Onuigbo, a former member of the House of Representatives (Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency), paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Umuahia. He regretted that while almost all the states in the federation, including those created in 1996 (six years after Abia), had functional federal secretariats, Abia had yet to have its…
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Rep. Onuigbo Rallies African Legislators for Coordinated Climate Action in Africa

Rep. Onuigbo Rallies African Legislators for Coordinated Climate Action in Africa

Rep. Onuigbo Rallies African Legislators for Coordinated Climate Action in Africar Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, and the father of Nigeria's Climate Change Act 2021, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has urged African legislators to take coordinated action to address climate change issues. Onuigbo made this call while presenting a paper entitled "The Journey Towards Developing Nigeria's Climate Change Act 2021" at the West African Regional Parliamentary Meeting on Climate Change which was held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, on May 23, 2023. The Most Valuable Parliamentarian Hall of Fame inductee and head of…
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Rep. Sam Onuigbo Inducted into National Assembly Hall of Fame

Rep. Sam Onuigbo Inducted into National Assembly Hall of Fame

Rep. Sam Onuigbo Inducted into National Assembly Hall of Fame Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North/Umuahia South Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Rep. Sam Onuigbo has been inducted into the first ever National Assembly Most Valuable Parliamentarian Hall of Fame. Onuigbo was part of five Senators/Members out of the 469 members of the 9th National Assembly to be so honoured. According to the Executive Director of OrderPaper, the organiser of the MVP Hall of Fame, the process of selection was based on performance appraisal aimed at “unveiling a distinct class of excellent performers in the National Assembly”. The final five…
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Climate law needs operationalisation to achieve nation’s development goals, says Rep. Onuigbo

Climate law needs operationalisation to achieve nation’s development goals, says Rep. Onuigbo

  Climate law needs operationalisation to achieve nation’s development goals, says Rep. Onuigbo     If Nigeria is to successfully address climate change and build a structure for sustainable growth, lawmaker, Samuel Onuigbo, has said that those in charge of planning and implementing the Climate Change Act (CCA 2021) must move quickly into action and execute some of the law’s most extreme provisions.       This is significant, according to Onuigbo who sponsored the text, which is now the nation’s legal framework on climate change, because the legislation captured all of the ecological factors endangering the country as well…
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Council on Climate Change Act elevated Nigeria’s position globally

Council on Climate Change Act elevated Nigeria’s position globally

Council on Climate Change Act elevated Nigeria’s position globally   Hon. Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change and Vice President, Globe International, in this interview with Leo Sobechi, speaks on the benefits of the Climate Change Law and Nigeria’s mileage in the race to net zero carbon emission.   Do you think the climate change law, which you propelled, has any positive bearing on the nation? I think so. The reason is that Mr. President graciously assented to that bill. I sponsored that bill in the 8th Assembly, but it was denied assent by the…
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Onuigbo Makes Semi Final List Of Most Valuable MP For The 9th Assembly

Onuigbo Makes Semi Final List Of Most Valuable MP For The 9th Assembly

Onuigbo Makes Semi Final List Of Most Valuable MP For The 9th Assembly The member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency, Rep Sam Onuigbo, has continued to get recognition for his outstanding performance at the National Assembly. OrderPaper Nigeria, a prominent Civil Society Organisation which rates performances by National Assembly members shortlisted Onuigbo alongside the Deputy Senate President, Ovi Omo-Agege, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and 17 other members of the ninth National Assembly as Semi-Finalists for the country’s first-ever Most Valuable Parliamentarian (MVP) Hall of Fame. Rep. Sam Onuigbo, the sponsor of Nigeria’s Climate Change…
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