World Meteorological Organization (WMO) celebration: Director General NiMET Professor Anosike with the WMO Permanent Representative, Mr Bernard Gomez at NiMet’s Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, 21st March 2024.

Recent weather shifts in Nigeria, from dry to rainy seasons, underscore extreme weather risks, notes Professor Celeste Saulo.

Speaking on World Meteorological Day, he emphasizes the need for proactive measures. 

The theme, “At the Frontline of Climate Action,” emphasizes the crucial role of weather data in safeguarding communities.

 Saulo stresses the importance of accurate weather information in effective climate responses. 

He said,”The recent fluctuations in the weather witnessed in Nigeria, during this transition from dry to rainy season clearly demonstrate the extreme weather events that we can face across the country. The shifting weather phenomena from heat waves, thunderstorms and thick dust haze happening within a short period, are indicative of a changing climate which calls for concerted efforts by NiMet to be more vigilant and for communities to be responsive to weather forecasts and alerts.

Prof. Charles Anosike echoes the significance of meteorology in disaster mitigation, stressing NiMet’s commitment to reliable services. 

He says NiMet remains dedicated to providing timely forecasts, mitigating disasters, and fostering climate resilience across Nigeria.

“ From providing accurate weather forecasts to mitigating the impacts of natural disasters, as well as building climate resilient societies, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding lives, property, and livelihoods across the country. “

 

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