From November 30 to December 12, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of the UAE government, and the inclusion of media celebrities Toke Makinwa, IBD Dende, and Seyi Tinubu as mere “item 7” on President Bola Tinubu’s list of 1,411 attendees for the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai has caused chaos on the internet.
Concerned Nigerians viewed this action as dangerous, particularly in light of the country’s current economic situation and the demands placed on its populace. Among those chosen was media star Toke Makinwa, who posted a video of herself attending COP28 on social media. She was obviously ecstatic. As her supporters expressed their admiration for her growth and rise to prominence in the comments section, critics of the Nigerian government’s decision lambasted it, calling for transparency and accountability and urging politicians to give priority to “qualified people” who can significantly contribute to discussions about climate change.