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HYPPADEC Pledges Increased Interventions for Kwara Communities, Seeks Global Support at COP 28

The Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing ecological and environmental challenges in Kwara and other states under its jurisdiction.

The Managing Director, Abubakar Yelwa, spoke exclusively to SOBI FM on the sidelines of COP 28 in Dubai today, where he outlined the agency’s objectives and expectations from the international community.

He said the agency’s focus on securing international support underscores its dedication to addressing ecological issues and contributing to sustainable development in the covered communities.

“We are here to introduce HYPPADEC to the international community to explore financial interventions for the various challenges of ecology facing communities covered by HYPPADEC,” stated MD Abubakar Yelwa.

He emphasized the significance of attending COP 28, expressing optimism about the positive outcomes stemming from engagements with international organizations.

Yelwa highlighted the agency’s intention to leverage global support to enhance its interventions.

“This event is a welcome development, and our efforts will yield results based on the number of international organizations we have been able to meet with,” he affirmed.

Looking ahead, Yelwa conveyed the agency’s commitment to internal reflection, stating, “When we go back home, we will look at our structure to see how we can improve on what we are doing.”

He expressed hope that the financial interventions sought would significantly benefit the 1900 communities under HYPPADEC’s purview.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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