We’ll focus on marine, oil and gas sectors – NiMet DG
Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi is the Director-General, Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet). In this interview he speaks on NiMet’s plan to expand its revenue base and how it intends to help farmers solve common problems relating to weather, among others.
UBIMET, one of the world’s leading meteorology solutions providers, visited you. Why should Nigerians be excited by that? UBIMET is an Austrian company with expertise in meteorology for producing high tech equipment for generating weather data, for analysing weather data and using the data to solve real time problems. Meteorology affects all areas of national live in the country and one major priority in the application of meteorology is for us to be applying it to be solving the real problem facing Nigeria, not for us to be using meteorology just to assemble data and keep; because our focus as an agency is for us to be collecting these data and using them in solving real time problems in the country.