DIRECTOR general of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Professor Mansur Matazu has revealed that collaborations with various partners, government and non-governmental organizations has aided the weather forecast agency to co-produce and deliver user-defined, impact-based products and services which are accurate, reliable and timely.
The NiMet DG gave this revelation after being conferred with Fellow of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria, (RIMSON) as well as the Distinguish Service Award by the Rotary Club of Abuja Metro (RCAM)
According to him, almost across all continents of the world, humanitarian crisis is on the increase, requiring cooperation and various levels of partnership to overcome.
Matazu observed that national development of any nation was in jeopardy in an atmosphere of chaos, diseases, disaster, epidemics, food insecurity, hazard and many more.
Matazu noted that Rotary Club as a non governmental organization and a non profit
humanitarian service provider was commendable especially with the many challenges being experienced in the world today
He noted that in the heart of solution was the Rotary international supporting global efforts at improving quality of lives and building international relationships.
According to Matazu the new president of the Rotary Club, Rotarian Ifeanyi Nnodu, was an effective pillar of progress in NiMet until his retirement as a worthy Director of Weather Forecasting Services.
The RCAM is the biggest Rotary Club in Africa with membership of over 200 from various professions
The decision by the Board of Trustees and the Executive Management of RIMSON to confer the Award of the Fellow of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria on Professor Matazu was done in recognition of his integrity, professionalism, commitment and contribution to Risk Management as well as the contribution of NiMet to preventing and mitigating disasters in Nigeria under his leadership.