NIGERIA. Abuja: Earth Networks has donated 10 Automatic Weather Observation Systems (AWOS), 10 Lightning Detectors, and other products to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) (EN).
The donation, which is intended to enhance the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked between NiMet and EN, will also help NiMet staff learn how to use the equipment more effectively for optimal performance.
Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, NiMet’s Director-General, stated during the handover of the equipment that the gadgets will be installed at NiMet facilities and other partnering universities to increase the quality of the data set required to meet some of the MoU’s goals.
Matazu further added that while the agency is installing the equipment, it would also provide capacity building and training to agency workers in Abuja, Lagos, and Benin so that they can better comprehend and use the equipment.
“As part of the MoU signed between the two agencies, NiMet will at all times be able to access EN data for its activities, and also get capacity building training from the agency,” Matazu said.
Matazu also stated that it is always open to working with the private sector in order to fulfil its purpose, and that the installation will take place in Benin and Lagos first, with other airports following later.
The Director-General of EN, for his part, praised the media’s efforts to ensure that his agency’s actions are well-publicized so that the public is aware of what it is doing.
NiMet and the EN signed an MoU on the 18th of August 2021 in response to a formal request for collaboration from Earth Networks Inc. The EN is a data network and data services sharing firm located in the United States.
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