The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to ensure safety and security on the Nigerian waters.
Speaking at the signing ceremony which took place at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos, the NiMet director-general, Prof. Mansur Matazu said the partnership with NIMASA is for all Nigerians and in the interest of the nation.
Matazu assured that NiMet will extend and standardise its services to the marine and maritime sector just as applies to the aviation sector, bringing credibility to the nation’s indigenous skills, products and services.
In his remarks, the NIMASA director-general, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, enjoined Nigerians to watch out, not only for daily forecasts from NiMet, but those for maritime safety and security through NiMet from NIMASA, as well.
A statement by NiMet’s general manager, public relations, Muntari Ibrahim, said the signing of the MoU between NiMet and NIMASA is a milestone agreement that will ensure sustainable development in the maritime environment by providing relevant meteorological tools and products.