Uba Sani approves state climate change policy, others

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Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna has approved the state climate change policy,which provides a comprehensive framework to address impacts of climate change and align with the national and international climate goals.

This is contained in a statement ossued by Mr Muhammad Shehu, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Friday in Kaduna.

The governor said that the policy will focus on public education, monitoring systems, and sustainable development initiatives to prepare the state for future climate challenges.

“The 2024 Climate Change Policy addresses the increased extreme weather events and aligns with the National Climate Change Policy (2021-2030).

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“Developed with input from various stakeholders and supported by organisations like ACReSAL and Lafiya Projects, this policy aims to reduce emissions, enhance climate resilience, and integrate climate considerations into state planning,” Sani said.

The governor also approved the introduction of human resources for health policy, aimed to “address gaps in the health workforce” in the state.

The Human Resources for Health Policy, the governor said,  will serve as a framework to ensure the right number and mix of competent, motivated, and equitably distributed health workers for optimal healthcare service delivery.

Its strategic objectives,, he noted,  include maintaining an adequate number of qualified health workers and managing employment, deployment, retention, and performance effectively.

The governor also approved a major overhaul of the state-owned printing department, aimed to ensure “maximum utilization”and “revenue generation.”

He said the initiative requires all state ministries, departments, and agencies to rely on the government printing department for their essential printing needs, ensuring a more streamlined and efficient process.

(NAN)

By Hussaina Yakubu

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