New Act’ll Guarantee Impactful Future – DG NiMet

Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu has said that the Agency’s Establishment Act 2022 can pave way for an effective and impactful future for the Agency.

Prof. Mansur said this on Wednesday in his welcome address during a one-day Management Sensitisation workshop on the Nigerian Meteorological Agency Establishment ACT 2022.

The Act was signed into law by the former President, Muhammadu Buhari, on 16th August, 2022.

NiMet’s DG said: “The enactment of this legislation marks a major milestone for the Agency, paving the way for a more effective and impactful future.

“This legal framework enhances the Agency’s capabilities, adaptability, and overall effectiveness in fulfilling its mandate.”

Prof. Matazu said he was happy to approve the programme because of its significance in empowering staff to navigate the new legislative landscape of the Agency and the new roles and responsibilities it brings.

Director of Human Resources, Alhaji Saleh Yusuf Tukur who represented the Director General, /CEO emphasized that understanding the Act is not just about comprehending our individual roles but also how each department and individual contributes to our collective success.

He added that the workshop is an opportunity for the Management staff to delve into the intricacies of NiMet Establishment Act, to decode its provisions and implications.

The Director, Legal/Agency Secretary, Hamza iIdris Yamel Esq thanked the DG for giving the Legal Department the opportunity, to explain the amendments in the NiMet Act, 2022 to Management staff,, describing it as critical to effective implementation of the statutory functions of the Agency.

He said that the workshop was intended to apprise the Management of the new amendments, and exploring how they will affect the day to day operations and overall legal landscape.

He expressed hope that the new amendments will be explored and their implications for the Agency,as well as stakeholders and the public at large.

The major objectives of organising the sensitization workshop is to acquaint Management staff with the key new and enhanced provisioning in the NiMet Act 2022 as well as to explain the implications of these provisions and to suggest way forward for the effective implementation of the Act.

The workshop was the first step in the process of setting and establishing guidelines for sector-specific regulations for the implementation of the provisions of the new Act for compliance, monitoring and enforcement.

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