NiMet, India agree to collaborate in weather information sharing

*The DG/CEO of NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar flanked on the left by the DG of IMD, Dr. K.J. Ramesh and on the right by deputy director general and head of Tropical Cyclones Research Centre of the IMD, Dr. Mrutyunjay India.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) are billed to sign a bilateral cooperation on meteorological information and data sharing for improved service delivery.

Speaking after a meeting with the management of the IMD on south-south inter-agency cooperation during his recent visit to India, the director general and chief executive officer of NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar said the agency (NiMet) would first submit a formal request and a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) to the IMD.

“NiMet has so much to benefit from the Indians, especially in the areas of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), sensor design, satellite meteorology and research,” he said.

He said the bilateral cooperation will be of mutual benefit to both countries.

He reiterated his conviction that the collaboration between NiMet and some other agencies and organisations will improve upon the service delivery of the agency.

The IMD, established 143 years ago, is the national meteorological service of the country and the principal government agency in all matters relating to meteorology, seismology and other allied subjects.




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