Aviation Minister, Festus Keyamo visits NiMet


L-NThe Director- General of the igerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof Mansur Bako Matazu and the Minister of Aviation, Mr Festus Keyamo during the Minister visit to NiMet



By Favour Nnabugwu




Minister of Aviation & Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) paid a brief visit to the headquarters of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) today.

He was received by the Director General of the Agency, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu, who conducted him on a tour of some key facilities of the Agency.

As part of the tour, the Minister visited the Central Forecast Office (CFO), where he was briefed on how data is generated, transmitted, and translated to forecasts and other products.

The Minister also visited the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Unit as well as the state -of – the -arts weather studio, where he presented an update on today’s weather.

In his remarks after the tour, the Minister, who was impressed by the size and process of operations in NiMet noted “the operations of NiMet are so massive and I am impressed by what I have seen in NiMet, I am impressed by their operations and one can only wish them well”, he said.