The Nigerian Meteorologi­cal Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Un­derstanding (MoU) with Trans-African Hydro-Meteoro­logical Observatory (TAHMO) of The Netherlands to devel­op a robust network of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in the country.

This is furtherance of the agency’s deter­mination to provide efficient and reliable Meteorological infor­mation to the various sectors of the econo­my.

The collaboration, which will be for 5 years in the first in­stance, is also aimed at advancing TAHMO’s vision to improve Sub-Saharan Africa’s ca­pacity for hydro-mete­orological monitoring.

Speaking at the signing ceremony that took place in Abuja, Direc­tor-General of NiMet, Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi, said the part­nership will increase the density of NiMet’s network of stations and enhance its goal of one weather station per 100 kilometers, in compliance with the standard stipulated by the World Meteoro­logical Organisation (WMO).

-THE AUTHORITY

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