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NiMet, NIHSA poise to strengthen synergy

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Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) are poised to strengthen and deepen the already existing relationship between the two government organisations.

This decision was reached during a courtesy visit by Moses Beckley, director-general of NIHSA, to Anthony Anuforom, director-general/CEO, NiMet, at NiMet’s headquarters in Abuja.

Beckley, who thanked Anuforom for the opportunity granted NIHSA, highlighted the ”twin-like” relationship that existed between the two agencies, stressing the need to deepen the existing synergy, geared towards delivering better services to Nigerians in the aspects of weather and hydrology.

In welcoming the NIHSA delegation, Anuforom, while reiterating the importance of the synergy, noted that hydrological services were susceptible to weather, and expressed the desire for a more ”structured and formalised” relationship unlike the previous collaborations between the two agencies, which were always in ad-hoc capacities.

Anuforom therefore called for the resuscitation of last year’s Federal Government’s tripartite committee on Flood Monitoring and Management and the drafting of a formal MoU by the two agencies aimed at fashioning out possible areas of collaborations between NiMet and NIHSA.

It would be recalled that last year, following a directive from the National Intelligence Agency, NiMet inaugurated the tripartite committee comprising NiMet, NiHSA and NEMA.