By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
The president’s plane touched down in Abuja about on Friday afternoon.
This was contrary to the earlier statement released by the presidency, which said Buhari would proceed to London from Kenya for a two-week medical check up.
While in Kenya, the president participated in the special session to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nation body.
During the summit, Buhari called for broader action to combat climate change.
He also reiterated Nigeria’s commitment towards addressing the devastating effects of climate change and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UNEP’s existence, we laud the efforts of UNEP and encourage broader action to overcome climate change, biodiversity, rising levels of pollution and waste being three major crises threatening our planet,” Buhari had said
The president also met with Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
During the meeting, Buhari directed collaboration between the ministries of environment, water resources, agriculture and rural development, and power to combat desertification.
The president also had a meeting with diaspora Nigerians in Kenya.