By Agbaje Gabriel
A statement signed by Mr. Muntari Ibrahim, director general of public relations of NiMet, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the appointment was in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations (Rule 5a) of the WMO Basic Documents.
“This is in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations (rule 5a) of the Basic Documents of the World Meteorological Organization No. 1 (WMO – No. 15) Edition 2019.
“This stipulates that each member will designate by written notification from the Secretary General, a Permanent Representative who will be the Director of Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services to act on technical matters for the Member between sessions of Congress.
“Subject to the approval of their respective governments, the Permanent Representative should be the normal channel of communication between the organization and their respective countries,” he said.
The statement further stated that the Permanent Representative would keep in touch with the relevant authorities and the government of their own country on matters relating to the work of the organization.
According to her, a notification letter signed by Senator Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation, on behalf of the Federal Government to WMO, revealed that Matazu had been appointed as Permanent Representative of Nigeria to WMO.
“Haven has been appointed head of meteorological services, replacing Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi,” he added.
The statement indicated that WMO had taken note of this decision and reflected the changes on its community platform, including the WMO Country Profile Database.
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