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FG to fund meteorological data generation

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By Okunloye Abiodun

Weather forecasts and climate awareness will be enhanced through investment.

In order to enhance weather forecasts across the nation, the Federal Government said that it would increase its investments in the generation of meteorological data. At the event in Abuja to commemorate the World Meteorological Day with the theme “The future of weather, climate and water across generations. The data generated are so critical for past assessments and future predictions including forecasting”, the Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu pledged during his keynote speech.

Prof. Effiom Oku, Director, Research and Training at NiMet, spoke on behalf of Prof. Matazu, saying that the Federal Government has been financing the gathering of meteorological data across the land, water, and the atmosphere. By engaging the country’s young brains, NiMet has demonstrated its commitment to the country’s future. Their weather observers are often relatively young people who get their start on the pitch. Also impressive is the Young Meteorological Ambassadors programme they implemented, in which some members are present at the event.

More young people will be engaged through the MOU with Institutions.

As a means of bolstering national and regional growth, he said the agency had inked MoUs with a number of Nigerian universities to increase meteorology’s visibility in higher education. He noted that NiMet’s services remained available in a wide variety of industries, including aviation, agriculture, water resources management, construction, telecommunications, tourism, defense, environment, and communications. He claims that the agency’s youthful and seasoned employees alike contribute to the growth of NiMet’s goods and services by coming up with novel approaches to the agency’s established practices.

Furthermore, the agency’s meteorological Early Warning System, developed in accordance with the United Nations Early Warning for All, has had a favorable effect on their regular publications and on-demand services like the Seasonal Climate Prediction as a result. In addition to TV weather forecasts, Marine Bulletin, Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts and Impact-Based Weather Forecasts, with Hydrometeorological Bulletin, Agrometeorological Bulletin, Annual State of Climate report in Nigeria, Climate and Health Bulletin, Daily weather outlooks and bulletins, and TV weather forecasts. He added that there were additional standard and on-demand goods and services that were available in all socioeconomic categories.

Nigerians should invest in future generations and raise awareness.

The head of NiMet stated that the organization was aiming to maintain its historical resources, such as publications and instruments, while also generating new resources in order to give a solid knowledge foundation for future generations. He asked each and every Nigerian to invest in the future and raise awareness about the risks of climate change, which include harsh weather as well as the loss of livelihoods, in order to make the world a safer place for all people.

In his speech, Dr. Bernard Gomez, the WMO representative for North, Central, and West Africa, stated that research and innovation were also essential instruments for increasing the contribution of meteorological and climate services to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Everyone needs to keep in mind at all times that the effects of climate change pose a risk to the accomplishment of a great deal of these objectives, as well as their own personal aspirations.

Meteorological Day is commemorated globally to raise climate awareness.

On March 23 of every year, people all across the world commemorate Meteorological Day. This day celebrates the adoption of the Convention creating the World Meteorological Organization on March 23, 1950. The weather and climate have continued to be observed from the air, land, and water by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) all over the world. In addition to this, presenting evidence of the changing climate and driving activities through forecasting in the direction of adaptation, remediation, and the establishment of resilient societies.


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10 months ago

FG to fund meteorological data generationWeather forecasts and climate awareness will be enhanced through investment. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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10 months ago

This is a really good initiative. If we start to collect meteorological data it shows we are talking weather forecast serious. I believe we will continue to do better.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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10 months ago

The FG should be concern about the protection if it’s people. It is a must the FG Invest and work on raising awareness about the risks of climate change. In order to make the world a safer place for all people.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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10 months ago

The fund is very important and necessary. The Weather forecasts and climate awareness will be enhanced through investment. It also help to the people to know about the weather and how to prevent it

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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10 months ago

It’s fantastic that individuals from all walks of life now have easier access to a wider range of basic goods and services.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
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10 months ago

I support the government’s decision to take this action because I believe that if they increased their efforts in this sector’s data, it would provide us with a more accurate forecast.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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10 months ago

Directing fund to such initiatives is applaudable because it will provide many chance of development for the country through the data generation.

Haykaylyon26
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10 months ago

If we start to collect meteorological data it shows we are talking weather forecast serious and people could gained from it. Our country could among developed ones. With a lot of forecast from many channel tv I hope this initiative could enhance more forecast.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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10 months ago

All what is needed to be done should be done concerning the climate problem because we can say climate is one of the most important thing that describe the existence of both living and non living things.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
10 months ago

Enhancing weather forecasts across the nation will give us an edge to foresee unprecedented weather action. This initiative truly worth the investment.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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10 months ago

If the government were to put more resources into collecting data from this project, I have no doubt that we would have a more reliable forecast.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
10 months ago

This is a nice decision by the government if we are collecting meteorological data it show we are turning into weather forecast more knowledge will be seen on weather and climate awareness

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
10 months ago

That’s a fantastic plan of action. Taking weather forecasting seriously requires collecting meteorological data. As time goes on, I think we’ll improve even more.

Christiana
Christiana
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10 months ago

It is commendable to allocate resources to such endeavours because the collection of data presents several opportunities for national development.

Bola12
Bola12
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10 months ago

This is a fantastic plan of action. Taking weather forecasting seriously requires collecting weather information. I have faith that we will continue working.

SarahDiv
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10 months ago

Nigeria need to advance technologically.We should be able to forecast our weather and be proactive in handling weather related issues. The funding of meteorological data generation is a welcome idea that impact our future generations.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
10 months ago

It is quite impressive that the federal government are now interested in weather forecasting and are willing to fund meteorological data generation. It will enable forecast our weather and climate change that may occur in future.

theApr
theApr
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10 months ago

The fund is crucial and required. Investment will improve climate knowledge and weather predictions. Knowing about the weather and how to avoid it is also beneficial to the populace.

Remi1
Remi1
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10 months ago

When we begin to gather meteorological data, it becomes clear that we are taking weather forecasting seriously. We’ll keep getting better, in my opinion.