NiMet, UK Firm Partner on Service Delivery

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Varysian Limited, a United Kingdom-based weather and climate services consultancy to partner in key areas that will lead to improved service delivery by the agency.

Speaking at the MoU signing on Tuesday, the NiMet Director General, Prof. Charles Anosike, said the partnership would further strengthen the agency’s commitment to providing world-class weather and climate information services to Nigerians and the various industry sectors that it serves.

“We are happy to be partnering Varysian Limited. Their expertise is in enhancing partnership and collaboration between National Meteorological & Hydrological Services and other industry stakeholders, through world-class events, data, and research.

“The MoU covers a lot of areas but most importantly, we will prioritize operationalizing capacity development of our staff in marine meteorology, instituting a mentorship programme for our staff with global weather and climate services organizations, and improving our capacity in parametric weather insurance,” Prof. Anosike said.

Those present at the event include the Executive Director of Legal Services of NiMet, Barr. Shola Gabriel, and other staff of the agency.

Anosike had in January, during the opening of a 3-day NiMet management retreat in Abuja, restated the agency’s commitment to improving its service delivery.

“The overriding objective of the 2024 NiMet management retreat is to strengthen collaborative relationships amongst staff of the agency. It’s time to dismantle the imaginary walls and silos built internally over the years, which has been stifling productivity.

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