NiMet to Establish 1,000 Automatic Weather Stations
Abuja – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) in The Netherlands, to develop a robust network of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) across the country. NiMet’s Director-General, Prof. Sani Mashi, said this in in a statement issued by Mrs Tessy Ushie, the agency’s Assistant General Manager, on Monday in Abuja. Mashi said that the MoU was in furtherance of the agency’s determination to provide efficient and reliable meteorological information to various sectors of the economy. He said the collaboration, which would be for five years in the first instance, was also aimed at advancing TAHMO’s vision to improve sub-Saharan Africa’s capacity for hydro-meteorological monitoring. He added that the partnership would enhance NiMet’s goal of one weather station per 100 kms., in compliance with the standard stipulated by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)..