The Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu has said that the NiMet bill that was recently assented to by President Mohammadu Buhari will reposition NiMet and make the Agency effective and efficient.
Prof. Matazu said this in his opening remarks at the beginning of a two-day training programme for Senior Management staff of NiMet organised in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria.
“Am happy also to mention that we got our bill repealed by the National Assembly and Mr President graciously assented to by President Mohammadu Buhari and we got it gazetted just last week. It will surely reposition us to be more effective and efficient”. He said.
Speaking further on the training, Prof. Matazu said that it is good that they go beyond knowing the difference between weather and climate as this is very critical because the other ware that is important in addition to the software and hardware with which NiMet conducts her operations is the human wares.
Describing human beings as highly flexible, Prof. Matazu observed that humans will continue to learn until the end of time.
He expressed happiness that NiMet has one of the most vibrant workforces with highly skilled personnel in all cadres, be it low, middle or management cadre.
The objective of the two-day training is to build the capacity of Directors and General Managers in the discharge of their duty.