Nigerian president calls for international action on climate change – Yahoo! News

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ACCRA (AFP) – Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for international assistance to help Africa deal with the devastation caused by climate change.

Speaking at a conference on German-African partnership in the Ghanaian capital Accra, Obasanjo called late Saturday on all nations to adhere to international protocols the environment.

He said deforestation was having a detrimental effect on the continent’s ecology and called for urgent action to prevent Lake Chad, a shallow lake providing water to millions of people in several African countries, from drying up.

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