In commemoration of the world meteorological day celebrated annually on the 23 of March, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet played host to the World Meteorological Organization rganization, stakeholders and students from institutions within the FCT.
In his address the DG,Prof Mansur Matazu who was represented by Prof. Effiom Oku
Director, Research &Training NiMet, expressed worry about the increase of gases that contribute to climate change due to human activities
The warming trend and anthropogenic activities of humans towards Green House Gases concentrations have continued the upward surge. Therefore, while we work tirelessly to improve on our activities, we must not forget to prepare the future generation for the task ahead”.
He said NiMet has adopted the strategy of capturing the future generation by increasing their awareness through ambassador clubs in schools
“We have placed special importance in the future generations by working with the young minds in the country. Usually, our weather observers are largely youths who begin their careers in the field of meteorology at a very young age. Similarly, we have designed, developed and implemented a programme called Young Meteorological Ambassadors whose members are here today”.
The representative of world meteorological organization Dr Roland Abah who represented Dr. Bernard Gomez..(WMO rep. North Central & West Africa) applauded NiMet for the steady progress and achievements over the years while stressing the gravity of flooding issues in Nigeria and the need to intensify action.
The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘The future of weather, climate and water accross generations‘.