The Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi, has been re-elected as member of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for another four-year term, starting June, 2019.
Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi who is also the Permanent Representative of Nigeria and Member of the Executive Council to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was re-elected at the eighteenth session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-18) holding in WMO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.
The re-election of Mashi is occasioned by the tremendous contributions of NiMet and by extension Nigeria, in the furtherance and propagation of the message and ideals of the science of meteorology in the West African Sub-region and the continent of Africa.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency is providing technical assistance and capacity building programmes for other African countries like the Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Malawi etc.
NiMet is also amongst the fewest meteorological agencies in Africa to have been awarded with the International Standard Organisation’s 9001-2015 certification on quality management system.
Nigeria’s membership of the Executive Council will, among other benefits, strengthen multi-lateral and bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and other countries on weather, climate, water, environment and sustainable development issues.
WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.