The director-general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu has disclosed that NiMet products and services require a highly effective platform that provides innovative technology in the digital era that can relay the products to many users as these products and services are perishable.
Matazu stated this during the launch of the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP) 2022 organised by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development over the weekend in Abuja.
He noted that the climate services value chain is divided into three parts, with NiMet and other partners standing as producers, while ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) – like the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) – stand as enablers. He explained that the enablers consume NiMet products and relay same to the main users who are last in the chain.
“With this, we need highly effective platforms that provide innovative technology, especially in this digital era,” he reiterated.
Matazu disclosed that NiMet has rolled out the NiMetSCP, an application that can enable one to download weather information about the 774 local government areas in the country in real-time, either on Google’s Playstore or Apple store.