NIMET Trains Weather Observers, Forecasters On Safety In Airports

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1Towards ensuring safety in the aviation industry, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET has commenced the training of airport weather observers and forecasters to ensure standards in the industry.

Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, the Director General of NIMET while speaking with newsmen in Katsina, said the training and retraining exercise is part of the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Authority to make sure that they are properly informed and updated with new concepts.

Matazu represented by Engineer Malladi Yusuf, the Director of  Weather Forecasting Services maintained that, in fulfilment of its mandate, newly recruited staff needed to be trained to avert incidents and accidents in the airports.

“As recruits are coming into the system, they need to be giving-the-job training and retrained to keep the sector safe”.

“As Observers and Forecasters from the airports who guide the pilots as they glide through the air, especially when taking off or landing, there is a  need to avoid certain happenings in the airports”, he said

H, therefore,e charged the trainees to garner the required knowledge taught to ensure improved delivery of services in the aviation sector.

On mili weather forecast stations, the DG NIMET expressed the readiness of the agency to revive them through a partnership with the Applied Meteorological department.

“Nigeria has gone through several transformations, some of these things we lack and miss, but we are using the higher institutions to get into partnerships to provide some basic weather instruments to them”, he concluded.

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