On Monday the Government of the Sahel Region Climate Commission (SRCC) has chosen Nigeria to host the Secretariat of the Sahel Climate Fund.
The selection is contained in a communique issued at the end of the second conference of the Heads of State and Government of SRCC.
The meeting, held on the 36th AU Summit sidelines, also approved Issifi Boureim of Niger Republic as Executive Secretary of the Commission.
Until his appointment, Boureim was the Coordinator of the Transitory Operational Framework of the Commission.
The appointment is for a non-renewable period of three years, without the possibility of candidacy for future terms.
President Muhammadu Buhari had declared Nigeria’s interest in hosting the headquarters of the Sahel Climate Fund.
The “Sahel Climate Fund” is the financial body of the Sahel Region Climate Commission (SRCC).