The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has pledged to expand its operations to more sectors of the economy through enhanced service delivery.
A statement by NiMet’s Director General, Prof. Sani Mashi, on Wednesday said the agency would also focus on sector-specific services.
Mashi explained that one of the reasons for the expansion was increase in the meteorological observation stations from 54 to over 150 across the country.
This, according to him, will broaden the services of the agency to cover greater areas of the country, with seasoned and experienced officers deployed to man the new stations.
He said that NiMet was committed to its mandate of providing weather and climatic information for the development of different sectors of the economy.
The agency has initiated strategic programmes to become a world class organization leading the African continent in meteorological services.
According to him, NiMet is working toward providing sector�specific services such as the Agro-meteorology and Hydro-meteorology that will meet the critical needs of Nigeria:
This development will not only ensure improved services to the teeming population of the nation, but will also support government’s policy on food security and diversification of the economy through its various agricultural programmes and interventions as well as also provide early warning advisories and mitigation.
The Agency, in its quest to realize this vision, recently established new outstations to broaden the services of the agency to cover greater areas of the country.
Seasoned and experienced officers with requisite competences have been deployed and fully mobilized to man the new stations.
This development will not only ensure improved services to the teeming population of the nation, but will also support government’s policy of diversifying the economy through its various agricultural programmes and intervention.”
Source: Voice of Nigeria