The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Bola Tinubu to tell Nigerians how much was spent to sponsor the delegates attending the ongoing COP28 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that a list published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Nigeria has 1,411 participants out of 81,027 delegates registered to attend the summit in person, the third-highest number, alongside China.
The participants’ list showed that Nigeria also has the highest number of registered delegates from Africa.
Some of the Nigerian delegates are ministers, governors, special advisers to the president, and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The federal government has come under criticism over the participants’ list as many Nigerians condenmed the sponsoring of delegates to the conference with taxpayers’ money.
In a statement on Sunday, Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson, said the Tinubu’s administration is “wasteful, frivolous and reckless in the application of the scarce resources of the nation”.
The opposition party accused the president of adding the names of his “cronies, mistresses and other hangers-on associated with the presidency” to the delegates’ list.