The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET),has commissioned a Weather Observatory Station at the Kaduna State University (KASU).
Director General of NIMET, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi, said during the commissioning, that the agency has also,decided to institute a prize for the best student in meteorology from the university.
“The station is built in the university so that the students can appreciate the value of meteorology and the teachers will also make use of it for meteorological information for better teaching and conducting of researches, for impacting positively to the environment within which the university is located,” he said.
” The need for degrees in meteorology is also much needed so as to train Nigerians on the act of measuring the various variables of the weather”,he said.
In his remarks, Vice Chancellor of KASU, Professor Muhammad Tanko, said the weather observatory station which was equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that was fully sponsored by NIMET had since been put into operation.
He said KASU is commuted to extending relationship with NIMET in other areas of mutual interest
Prof.Tanko appealed to NIMET for the continuous implementation of their MoU, especially in the area of staff training.