NiMet Gets ISO Certification For Aeronautical Meteorology, Capacity Building

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The director-general, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Prof. Mansur Matazu presenting an award to the Minister of Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika during the ceremony in Abuja.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) has been awarded the Quality Management Services which is also the International Standard Organization (ISO) 9001: 2015 and (ISO) 29990: 2010 certificate for aeronautical meteorology services at the airports and capacity-building at its regional training centre in Lagos.

The certification, which is valid for one year, follows the successful completion of the 2022 maintenance audit process.

While presenting the ISO certifications to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, the director-general of Nimet, Professor Mansur Matazu said that the certification will promote the relevance and visibility of the agency in Nigeria and internationally. 

“The International Standard Organisation (ISO) requires that all services providers and training institutions in the world subject themselves to periodic auditing to qualify for issuance of the appropriate certificate. This is to ensure effectiveness and excellence in the quality of service rendered to all relevant clients. 

“Based on that Nimet invited ISO through CERTECH for the certification exercise by subjecting its service across the nation’s airports and regional training centre in Lagos to a rigorous audit process,” he said. 

Matazu appreciated Sirika and the Federal Government for providing the resources, guidance and support that enabled the agency to successfully bag the certification.

He pledged that the agency will remain committed to achieving excellent service delivery with continuous support from the ministry.

Reacting, the minister congratulated the agency for the great feat it has achieved. He said the credit for the achievement would best be ascribed to the present administration that provided all the support needed and the resources to ensure effective service delivery and well-trained meteorologists, as well as meteorological technicians.

Sirika promised to formally present the awards and those won by other agencies of the ministry to President Muhammadu Buhari at a convenient time.

According to him, the planned presentation to the president is to appreciate his unalloyed support for the aviation sector and to inform him of how much fruit that support has yielded. 

Oluchi Okorafor
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