The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Mohammed Adjei Sowah has lauded the City-State of Lagos, on being the fifth African City in the C40 Climate Leadership Group to launch its Climate Action Plan (CAP).
According to him, the decision was the most prudent one that governments could make in the face of irrefutable scientific knowledge to mitigate global warming in their cities.
Hon Adjei Sowah congratulated the City-State of Lagos on Tuesday in an address at the launch of the Lagos CAP.
He bade the City-State of Lagos well as it joins Accra and other partner C40 Cities in leading the way in implementing a 1.5⁰C compatible climate-resilient action plan.
"I bring you warm regards from Accra, Ghana and to congratulate the City-State of Lagos, the Centre of Excellence on being the fifth African City in the C40 Climate Leadership Group to launch its Climate Action Plan after Durban, my city Accra, Dakar and Johannesburg last week, " he said in his address via zoom.
"Lagos, like Accra has seen and felt the impact of the changing climate. Our populations are growing and the expectation of our very engaged citizens is a great catalyst for the actions that we as leaders are leading and that is why we are taking well-considered actions to mitigate the causes of climate change and in areas that we cannot do so, to adapt," he added.
He emphasised that the CAP being launched would offer Africa as a whole and Lagos in particular, a clearly defined path to engage citizens and other development partners in working for a common goal.