PROFESSOR Mansur Bako Matazu has assumed office as the Director General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet.
In a statement signed by General Manager, Public Relations of NiMet, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, Professor Matazu takes over from Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi following an approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the reorganization of the Aviation Agencies in line with the implementation of his administration’s Aviation Development Roadmap.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held on Wednesday 17, March, 2021 at the conference room of NiMet headquarters, Abuja, Professor Matazu acknowledged the great feat achieved by his predecessor, whom he served as Technical Assistant.
He added that Professor Mashi has achieved a lot for the Agency and taken it to a great height to become the best Meteorological Agency in the whole of Africa. Professor Matazu pledged to build on this success.
He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and promised to run an all-inclusive administration. He noted that the former DG/CEO has always been his mentor.
In his valedictory speech earlier, the outgoing Director General/CEO, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi gave a report of his stewardship and expressed confidence in the capability of the new Director General to build on the achievement he recorded and propel NiMet to greater heights.
He appreciated every staff for the support given and wished Professor Matazu a successful and eventful tenure. He appealed to all staff to extend same cooperation he enjoyed to the new Director General.
Professor Matazu holds a PhD in Applied Meteorology from the Federal University of Technology Minna and a post-doctorate degree at Erasmus University, Netherlands. He lectured at Federal University of Technology Minna as well as Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina state before joining NiMet in 2016.
He has published Books, Chapters and Peer review articles in both national and international Journals.
Professor Matazu is a member of Nigerian Environmental Society, African Forestry Forum, Nigerian Meteorological Society, the Climate Change Network, Nigeria and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Nigeria (REEN).
Until his appointment, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu was the General Manager, Research as well as the Technical Assistant to the outgoing Director General.