NiMet Collaborates with India Met Department

NiMet Collaborates with India Met Department

Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, Director-General/CEO NiMet flanked on the left by Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director - General, India Meteorological Department (IMD), and on the right by Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Deputy Director-General and Head of Tropical Cyclones Research Centre of the IMD
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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 by Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, DG/CEO NiMet after a meeting 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. He was later presented with a souvenir by the Deputy Head of the Commission in commemoration of the visit.