The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has signed a historical Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, to ensure safety and security on the Nigerian waters.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos, the Director-General of NiMet, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu said, the partnership with NIMASA is for the interest of all Nigerians.
Prof. Matazu assured that NiMet will extend and standardise its services to the marine and maritime sector just as it entails in the aviation sector, bringing credibility to the nation’s indigenous skills, products and services.
In his remarks, the Director-General NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, enjoined Nigerians to watch out, not only for the daily forecasts from NiMet but a forecast for maritime safety and security through NiMet from NIMASA.
The signing of the MoU between NiMet and NIMASA is a milestone agreement that will ensure sustainable development in the maritime environment by providing various relevant meteorological tools and products.
Reporting by Nosa Aituamen, editing by Daniel Adejo.