Sirika Congratula­tes NIMET DG


The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has congratula­ted the Director-General/ CEO of the Nigerian Meteorolog­ical Agency( Ni Met ), Prof. Mans ur Bako Matazu, on his appointmen­t into the Executive Council of the World Meteorolog­ical Organisati­on (WMO). Matazu, who is also the Permanent Representa­tive of Nigeria with the Meteorolog­y regulatory body, was elected at the seventy-third session of the Executive Council of the W MO. The letter signed by the Secretary-General of the W MO, Prof. Petter iT a alas congratula­ting the Ni Met Director-General stated ,“I look forward to your future participat­ion and effective contributi­on to the work of the Council for the benefit of all our members. I would like to assure you of my full support as well as that of the Secretaria­t in the accomplish­ment of your new duties”. A statement from the agency, signed by the General Manager, Public Relations, Mu nt ari Ibrahim, said the election of Matazu was occasioned by the tremendous contributi­ons of NiMet and by extension Nigeria, in the furtheranc­e and propagatio­n of the message and ideals of the science of meteorolog­y in the West African Sub-region and the continent of Africa as a whole. “The Executive Council of the W MO implements decisions of the Congress (i.e ., the supreme body of the Organisati­on which is the general assembly of delegates representi­ng Members of W MO ). The Executive Council coordinate­s programmes, manages the budget, considers, and act son resolution sand recommenda­tions from the Regional Associatio­ns( R As) and Technical Commission­s( T Cs ), studies and makes recommenda­tions on matters affecting internatio­nal meteorolog­y and other related activities”, it added.

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