The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has congratulated the Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Prof. Mansur Matazu on his recent appointment as the Chairperson, Board of Governors of The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD).
He says Prof. Matazu’s appointment further solidifies Nigeria’s position as a reference point when meteorological issues in Africa and indeed the entire world is discussed.
Prof. Matazu was elected by the board members of ACMAD as the Chairperson to serve for a four year term, following the eighth extraordinary session of The ACMAD Board of Governors that took place virtually on June 28th, 2021.
In a statement, senator Hadi Sirika stressed that, his latest appointment is worthy of commendation and lauded the NiMET boss for his dedication and commitment to public service ever since he assumed office as the head of Nigeria’s National weather prediction organisation.
The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development, ACMAD is the Weather and Climate Centre with African continental competence. It was created in 1987 by the Conference of Ministers of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
The centre has been operational in Niamey since 1992 and is composed of the 53 countries of “Africa” continent.
To ensure its mission, ACMAD functions primarily with meteorologists detached by its Members States.