By Sodiq Lawal
The Centre for Atmosphere and Environmental Research (CAER), at the Imo State University, Owerri, has indicated interest in forging partnership with the Nigerian Meteorology Agency (NiMet) in the area of data exchange.
Representing the vice-chancellor of the university, the Director of the Centre, Prof. Theo Chidiezie Chineke disclosed that the purpose of the visit was to see how NiMet and the Research Centre can work together.
Prof. Chineke also used the visit to congratulate and commend the agency for the successful hosting of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), which he said they joined via Zoom, adding that the university tracked the partnership while representative of the vice-chancellor came with a copy of a drafted Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for NiMet’s perusal.
Responding, representative of the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, who is the Director of Weather Forecasting Services, Engr. Mailadi Yusuf assured them of the agency’s commitment towards assisting national institutions through collaborations to do research work together and foster robust partnerships.