About Us

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) came into existence by an Act of the National Assembly – NIMET (Establishment) ACT 2003, enacted on 21st May 2003, and became effective on 19th June 2003 following Presidential assent.

It is a Federal Government agency charged with the responsibility to advise the Federal Government on all aspects of meteorology; project, prepare and interpret government policy in the field of meteorology; and to issue weather
(and climate) forecasts for the safe operations of aircrafts, ocean going vessels and oil rigs.

The Act also makes it the responsibility of the Agency to observe, collate, collect, process and disseminate all meteorological data and information within and outside; co-ordinate research activities among staff, and publish
scientific papers in the various branches of meteorology in support of sustainable socio-economic activities in Nigeria.

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Our Mandate

Observing, Analyzing, timely and accurate reporting of weather and climate information for socio-economic development and safety of lives and property.

Our Vision

To be a world class Provider of weather and Climate Services for safety and Sustainable National Socio-Economic Development.

Our Mission

To observe Nigerian Weather and climate and provide Meteorological, Hydrological and Oceanographic services in support of National and International obligations..

Mr President Commissions Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina

On the 26th of February 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhamadu Buhari commissioned the Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, Katsina which was renamed in his honour. Renaming the institute which was the first of its kind in the West African subregion and was done in recognition of Mr President’s commitment to change issues since assumption his assumption of office in 2015.

It can be recalled that Mr President attended the Landmark Climate Change Conference, COP 21 which took place in Paris, France from the 30th of November to the 11th of December, 2015 and was attended by 192 countries. The Paris Agreement came into effect on the 4th of November 2015 and had the objective to limit global warming by 200 pursuing efforts to limit temperature to 1.50.

President Muhamadu Buhari was accompanied to the commissioning by the Honourable Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika, Senior Government Officials, DG/CEO, NiMet Professor Bako Mansur Matazu and Senior Management. Following the commission of the institute it was officially renamed the Muhamadu Buhari Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology (MBMIST).

The Public Presentation of the 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP)

NiMet advocate Incorporation of Forecast Policy Formulation
The Honourable Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika called on Stakeholders from the various weather-sensitive sectors to incorporate NiMet’s weather predictions in their policymaking and strategies.
This call was made during the 2023 public presentation of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) that was held at the International Conference Centre, in Abuja on the 25th of February 2022. He noted that NiMet has predicted early onset of rains at the coastal states of Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom and delayed onset in some northern states like Katsina, Yobe, Kano, Zamfara and Jigawa followed by normal to above normal rainfall in most parts of the country.
Stressing the importance of incorporating our climate prediction in policy-making, Senator Sirika noted that the recent 2022 flood across several states displaced over 1.3 million Nigerians therefore the need to incorporate NiMet predictions to prevent a reoccurrence.
Also speaking at the presentation, DG/CEO NiMet emphasised the benefits of incorporating not only NiMet Seasonal Climate Prediction and its other products in various policy formulations. Doing this will guarantee an increase in productivity and reduce the risk associated with extreme weather events. One of the highlights of the presentation was the launch of the NiMet weather app which was developed under the leadership of the DG/CEO. It serves as a digital accompaniment to this year’s SCP as it contains 2023 rainfall prediction for all 774 Local Governments, Metar, Marine Forecast, Impact Based Forecast (for the rainy season) Malaria and Meningitis forecast etc. it is available to download on both google playstore and IOS.

NiMet takes 2023 Seasonal Climate Prediction to the grassroots

Following the official public presentation of the 2023 Seasonal Climate Predication (SCP), NiMet has continued to organise roving seminars across the nation across the agricultural value chain. The essence of these seminars was to downscale the content of our SCP to farmers.

Speaking at the latest one-day training workshop for Farmers, Extension Workers and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development which was held in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu reiterated the essence of feedback.

He was represented by General Manager, Agrometeorology Mr Haruna Zakari further urge participants to share the content of the document, experiences and challenges which will be used to improve our 2024 SCP. The essence of these roving seminars was to enlighten farmers and other stakeholders on how to monitor and adapt to climate change to ensure food security.

NiMet has been producing our SCP document for over 10 years as an early warning tool in line with the United Nations requirement through the World Meteorological Organisation. Responding, the Permanent Secretary, who was represented by Engineer Abdullahi Abubakar urged participants to make use of knowledge gained to improve resilience and adaptive capability towards climate variability.  Also on hand from NiMet were Agrometeorology and Climate Services Mr James Ijampy and Mr Leke Oyegade.

Our 2023 SCP has been downscaled in the following states Cross Rivers, Ebonyi, Edo Ondo and Oyo respectively. NiMet has scheduled downscale workshops in Kano and Yobe states in the coming weeks.