By Oru Leonard
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) is set to commence bilateral cooperation with the India Meteorological Department (IMD), on meteorological information and data sharing for improved service delivery.
This disclosure was made in a statement signed the GM Public Relations Unit of NiMet.
after Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, DG/CEO NiMet met with the Management of the India Meteorological Department on South South Interagency Cooperation on Thursday, July 26 while on a visit to India.
“NiMet has so much to benefit from the Indians, especially in the areas of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Sensor Design, Satellite Meteorology and Research”, Prof. Mashi declared.
He stated further that NiMet is to submit a formal request and a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the India Meteorological Department on the cooperation.
It will be recalled that Prof. Mashi has reiterated his firm conviction that collaboration of NiMet with other such agencies and organisations will improve upon the service delivery of the agency.
The India Meteorological Department, 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.
Once established, this bilateral cooperation will be of mutual benefit to both countries.
Prof. Mashi, afterwards, paid a courtesy visit to Nigerian High Commission where they discussed modalities for the proposed MoU with IMD.