NiMet DG Hosts NIM President, Assures On Collaboration

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L-R: The director-general, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Charles Anosike presenting a souvenir to the president and chairman of council, Nigerian Institute of Management, Dr. Christiana Atako when the latter paid him a courtesy call at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

The director-general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Charles Anosike, has expressed the interest of the meteorological agency in collaborating with the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

Anosike, who was speaking when he welcomed the president and chairman of the council of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Dr. Christiana Atako, along with council members said a collaboration with the NIM would not be far-fetched.

Expressing her congratulations on the occasion, Atako conveyed the NIM’s acknowledgment of Anosike’s appointment as the director general/chief executive officer of NiMet. According to her, the appointment is fitting and deserving, given his well-known record of performance in previous roles. She added, “The institute, to which you belong as a Fellow, is proud of you and believes that you will make a success of this new assignment. The signs of what you are bringing to the table to move the agency forward are already showing with the great managerial and leadership direction you have provided so far.”

During the visit, Atako explained to the NiMet DG the various services offered by NIM, emphasising the potential benefits for the agency. These services encompass executive training and intensive programmes for membership admission.

In her closing remarks, Atako urged NiMet’s management to consider settling outstanding membership dues of staff members as a motivational measure. Additionally, she proposed that NiMet sponsors staff to attend the 2024 Annual National Management Conference (ANMC) of NIM scheduled to take place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, from September 22 to 24,2024.

Responding to these proposals, the NiMet DG expressed gratitude to the NIM council for the visit. He highlighted the importance of management as the organising principle of any institution, underscoring NiMet’s commitment to delivering its mandate as outlined by the Minister of Aviation, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, based on the aviation sector roadmap for Nigeria.

Anosike emphasised the significance of staff development within NiMet and acknowledged the relevance of collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Management. “The science of meteorology requires proper management and coordination. As you are aware, NiMet is a scientific organisation and we have several smart people and Professors working in the agency. We welcome the idea to collaborate with the Nigerian Institute of Management,” he stated.

Looking forward, Anosike proposed the formalisation of the collaboration through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). This document would delineate the responsibilities and expectations from both NiMet and NIM. The NiMet DG recognised NIM’s extensive membership base of over 200,000 and saw it as an opportunity for shared experiences. He expressed the intention to utilise joint platforms to promote the science of meteorology and management while inspiring young individuals to explore these professions.

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