Varsity Dons Hail Hon Onuigbo Over Sterling Contributions On Climate Change


The Immediate past Federal Lawmaker that represented Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Hon Sam Onuigbo, has been lauded for his numerous campaigns on climate change in Nigeria,most especially for sponsoring the Climate Change Act.

Onuigbo whose achievements were eulogized by some University Professors in Nigeria,commended the lawmaker for sponsoring the Climate Change Act in Nigeria, describing him as a worthy achiever, forward-looking visionary and a quintessential climate change leader.

In a congratulatory message published on The Guardian Newspaper on Friday December 22, 2023, in recognition of the former national lawmaker’s emergence as one of 30 Global Leaders on Climate Change by New York-based Business Insider,the Professors aknowledged Onuigbo’s unparalleled contributions to global climate action which included the sponsorship of Nigeria’s Climate Change Act; championing the implementation of the GLOBE GEF6 project “GLOBE Legislators Advancing REDD+ and Natural Capital Governance Towards the Delivery of the 2030 Agenda” in Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria; expanding conversations among African and global legislators on the importance of national and sub national climate change legislations among others.

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The professors stated that Onuigbo’s recent efforts at ensuring that climate change considerations and resilience building are incorporated into the development plans of the North East, point to his extraordinary commitment and persistence in ramping up climate action.

Accordingly, they affirmed that,”Going by these sterling efforts, we make bold to recall that during plenary on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, you were acknowledged by the House of Representatives and the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas PhD, as a worthy Ambassador of the Hallowed Chambers in recognition of your emergence as one of the 30 Global Leaders on Climate Change in 2023. We are not only happy to be associated with your forward-looking efforts and drive, but also note that this recognition is indeed a call to more service.”

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Rep. Onuigbo who thanked the Professors for their kind words, affirmed his commitment to continue to focus on impactful leadership, targeted at building a sustainable and resilient future for all people.

The congratulatory message was signed by: Professor Munzali Jibril FNIM; Professor Ikenna Onyido; Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba: Professor Muktar Abdulkadir; Professor Olukayode Oladipo; Professor Paul Ananaba SAN; Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe; Professor Chukwumerije Okereke: Professor Chiedozie Egesi; Professor Marc N. Ogbuagu; Professor Eli Jidere Bala; PRofessor Azubuike Onyebuchi; Professor Sam Erugo SAN; and Professor Ubom Bassey.