The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) Regional Training Centre in Oshodi, Lagos stated was elected as member of the World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council Capacity Development Panel (WMO-CDP).
The Director-General /CEO NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi in a press statement signed by the General Manager,Corporate Communications, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim on Monday in Abuja explained that NiMet is the only one elected by WMO into the 12-member panel to represent all the Regional Training Centres in the world.
He said it is worth mentioning as it provides a veritable and pleasant distraction from the COVID- 19 problem.
“The WMO has just elected the Agency’s Regional Training Centre (RTC) to join the Organization’s Capacity Development Panel”. He said.
Describing this as a milestone, Prof. Mashi observed that this is worth celebrating as it is a clear and positive indication of the aggressive reforms the Hon. Minister Sen. Hadi Sirika has been championing in the Nigerian Aviation sector.
The Director of the Meteorological Regional Training Centre, Prof. Peter Odjugo also said it is to serve as the representative of the Centre at the Panel.
He said the work of the panel will inter alia include support institutional, infrastructural, procedural and human resources capacity development activities of WMO, with the intention of closing the gap between less developed and developed countries.