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L-R: Luis Nunes, WIGOS Scientific Officer, Abubakr Salih Babiker, WMO Technical Cordinator, Tchinda Tazo Simplice, Permanent Representative of Cameroon with WMO, Professor Charles Anosike, DG/CEO, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Samantha Linnerts, RWC Officer, Bernard Gomez, WMO Representative for North Central and West Africa, Mounir Aziz, Cordinator, RWC – Casablanca, Morocco, and Rabia Nerrouchi, WMO Scientific Officer, during a courtesy call on the DG/CEO NiMet in Abuja

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By Ignatius Ushie

The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Professor Charles Anosike, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to hosting a WIGOS (WMO Integrated Global Observing System) regional centre in Nigeria.

Professor Anosike disclosed this in Abuja recently while welcoming some participants at the four-day training workshop for Regional WIGOS Centres in WMO Regional Association (RA 1 – West Central Africa), to his office in Abuja.

According to him, “Thank you for the work you do. Our people are excited that the WIGOS workshop is being hosted in Nigeria. Having listened to the conversation on requirements for the centre to become operational, I am happy to announce that the process described fits into the work we are doing already, especially the Quality Management System (QMS) that NiMet already has in place”, he said.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Bernard Gomez, WMO Representative for North Central and West Africa appreciated Professor Anosike and NiMet for volunteering to host the WIGOS Centre in Nigeria.

“I am delighted that NiMet is committing to do this. This is a community service for the African countries and others that will be benefiting from data generated at the centre. There is a team of experts from across Africa and the world to support NiMet with this”, Mr Gomez said.