Improvement, Maintenance Of Observation Infrastructure, A Challenge To NiMet, Says DG

Improvement, Maintenance Of Observation Infrastructure, A Challenge To NiMet, Says DG

The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Prof. Charles Anosike says the challenge NiMet faces is “how to constantly improve our observation infrastructure and maintain them as we have footprints nationwide. With fast changing technologies, the equipment gets obsolete so quickly.”

Anosike said this at a tripartite meeting held yesterday, at the French Embassy in Abuja, where the Embassies of Finland and France in Abuja, Nigeria, said they would facilitate relationships between NiMet, Finnish and French companies.

The Finish Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Leena Pylvanainen said; “NiMet is a key institution in Nigeria. We have followed its climate and weather -related activities and we see opportunities for collaboration in infrastructural development, capacity building and project management. The Finnish Embassy in Nigeria is also keen to facilitate relationships between NiMet and Finnish companies. The DG/CEO of NiMet, Prof. Charles Anosike will have opportunity to meet some of them at the sidelines of the forthcoming seventy-eighth session of the Executive Council (EC‑78) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from June 10th to 14th , 2024”.

On his part, Charge D’Affaires of the French Embassy in Abuja, Jean -Francois Hasperue said that the tripartite meeting was convened to; “Explore opportunities of working together as partners”.

Anosike in his response, welcomed the opportunity to engage and explore mutual areas of cooperation between the French and Finnish embassies. “We welcome your ideas for support and partnership and look forward to also hosting you at our headquarters,” he said.


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Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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