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.