The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has donated a metrological station to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
It is in a bid to address the challenge of low density of Meteorological Stations in the country, according to NIMET Director-General/CEO, Sani Abubakar Mashi.
EduCeleb.com reports that the Meteorological Station is located within the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) premises at ABU.
Speaking at the commissioning of the project, Professor Mashi said that it was strategic that the donated station was to the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the ABU Samaru Main campus.
While commissioning and presenting some meteorological equipment to the aforementioned department, he reiterated the importance of having more meteorological stations as well as fulfilling the mandate of NIMet.
In his words, “What we are doing here is in tune with our mandate of setting up more meteorological stations in order to get weather-related information for onward transmission to Nigerians for better planning.
“What we have done is to help you get to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standard in order for this location to serve as one of the Meteorological Stations in our network.”
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Ibrahim Garba led the Nimet DG and his entourage to the commissioning of the upgraded weather station at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR).
Re-echoing the germane nature of Meteorology to national planning as well as thanking the Director General, NIMet for the kind donations, Professor Garba pledged to reciprocate this kind donations by way of monitoring the weather station.