The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) came into existence by an Act of the National Assembly – NIMET (Establishment) ACT 2003, enacted on 21st May 2003, and became effective on 19th June 2003 following Presidential assent.
It is a Federal Government agency charged with the responsibility to advise the Federal Government on all aspects of meteorology; project, prepare and interpret government policy in the field of meteorology; and to issue weather (and climate) forecasts for the safe operations of aircrafts, ocean going vessels and oil rigs.
The Act also makes it the responsibility of the Agency to observe, collate, collect, process and disseminate all meteorological data and information within and outside; co-ordinate research activities among staff, and publish scientific papers in the various branches of meteorology in support of sustainable socio-economic activities in Nigeria.
Observing, Analyzing, timely and accurate reporting of weather and climate information for socio-economic development and safety of lives and property.
To be a world class Provider of weather and Climate Services for safety and Sustainable National Socio-Economic Development.
To observe Nigerian Weather and climate and provide Meteorological, Hydrological and Oceanographic services in support of National and International obligations.