Jeff Bezos, the American billionaire and founder of Amazon, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for his leadership role in restoring the country’s degraded lands.

He said this as he praised the commitment to restore 4 million hectares.

Bezos said this on Monday in Glasgow, Scotland, at a COP 26 side event called “Accelerating land restoration in Africa, the case of the Great Green Wall initiative,” where he was joined by Buhar, French President Emmanuel Macron, Prince Charles, and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ghazouani.

Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, made the announcement in a statement titled “In Glasgow, American billionaire Jeff Bezos hails President Buhari’s climate change actions.”

“We are fortunate to have President Buhari of Nigeria with us today,” the retail tycoon said at the event co-hosted by the French President, his Mauritanian counterpart, and the Prince of Wales.

“Nigeria is a key player in the restoration movement, having committed to restoring 4 million hectares of degraded land. This level of ambition from Africa’s largest economy emphasizes the importance of this issue.”

Nigeria is set to take over as chair of the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall’s Conference of Heads of State and Government.

“I am optimistic that Africa’s ambition of restoring over 100 million hectares of degraded landscape for productive agriculture is achievable,” Buhari said during his address, appealing to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.

The President also reaffirmed Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to building on the GGW program’s achievements in Africa, which had reached an enviable status under the leadership of Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

Nigeria is set to take over as chair of the Pan African Agency of the Great Green Wall’s Conference of Heads of State and Government.

“I am optimistic that Africa’s ambition of restoring over 100 million hectares of degraded landscape for productive agriculture is achievable,” Buhari said during his address, appealing to fellow leaders to continue to make concerted efforts at land restoration.

The President also reaffirmed Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to building on the GGW program’s achievements in Africa, which had reached an enviable status under the leadership of Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.