Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi, DG/CEO of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and
Permanent representative of Nigeria with the WMO has been elected as member of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The event took place, Wednesday 20th June, 2018 at the Executive Council Seventieth Session (EC70) meeting going on in the Organisation’s headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations for weather and climate, operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences, comprising 192 members charged with the responsibility to formulate policies, scrutinize programmes and give directions on all matters of meteorology.
The Council comprise of 37 members (9 from Africa) representing the 192 members of the WMO. Nigeria is the only Anglophone country representing West Africa on the Executive Council.
Prof. Mashi’s membership of the revered Council will provide an opportunity for Nigeria to access firsthand knowledge of current global issues and apply it into Nigeria situation. It will also strengthen multi-lateral and bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and countries worldwide on weather, climate, water, environment and sustainable development issues.
Nigeria’s membership, which is for four years, will also enable NiMet to strengthen its existing relationship with research and development communities worldwide.