The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), as part of its commitment to climate and weather services, has promised to ensure the deployment and installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) to aid in the development of the Asaba Airport.
The director-general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu, in his address, assured the Asaba Airport Company of NiMet’s commitment towards safety in the nation’s airports.
“The agency pledges to further deepen and strengthen the existing relationship with the Asaba Airport Company, to portray the essentials of public-private partnership. The agency will liaise with the company through its already established committee to ensure the organisation’s provision of adequate support.”
The above resolution by the NiMet management was predicated on an appeal by the managing director of the Asaba Airport Company, Mr. Christophe Penninck, seeking for further technical assistance from the agency to meet the need in the airport.
Also, the DG/CEO NiMet disclosed that the agency has entered into partnerships with different private organisations to mitigate the challenges posed by the climate change around the world. Thus, NiMet is focused on achieving the set goals and objectives of the public-private partnership projects.
“Public-private partnership is one key area the ministry is very passionate about and currently implementing key PPP projects,” he said. He added that NiMet has been treading this path set by the Ministry of Aviation and will support the Delta Airport project.
He further explained that the agency plans to establish a pilot briefing room, provide necessary equipment, staff and installation of a generic automated weather observation station.
Present at the event were the director of weather forecasting service, Engr. Mailadi Yusuf; Director of engineering and technical services, Engr. Bashir Sa’ad; Director of finance and account, Hamza Sanni and the director, research and training, Prof. Effiom Oku.