NiMet Prioritizes Commercialization Of Meteorological Data, Capacity Devt

The new management of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), led by the Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Charles Anosike, is prioritizing commercialization of meteorological data and staff capacity development.

It was gathered that this was in line with the vision of the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, for the aviation sector.

The Minister had charged Aviation agencies to prioritize staff welfare including training etc, improvement in safety, increase in internally generated revenue amongst others.

It is along this line that the management organized a training and interactive session between officials of the agency and officials of, a Boston, Massachusetts, USA – based weather intelligence company.

The session was held on Thursday, 25th January, 2024, at NiMet headquarters in Abuja, one day after NiMet and had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a whole range of areas.

These included commercializing weather data, improving accuracy of weather and climate forecasts, and application of artificial intelligence (Ai) in weather and climate intelligence.

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