NiMet To Partner Finland On Renewable Energy Solutions

NiMet To Partner Finland On Renewable Energy Solutions

The DG/CEO NiMet, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi (R) welcomes the Finnish Ambassor Dr. Jyrki Pulkkinen, who visited NiMet headquarters, Abuja, recently.
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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, is poised to partner the Government of Finland on renewable energy solutions for the operation of its stations and equipment.
Making the remark at the corporate headquarters of the agency in Abuja, the Director-General/CEO NiMet, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi, who played host to the Finnish Ambassador, Dr. Jyrki Pulkkinen, disclosed that the diversity in the agency’s function has necessitated the collaboration with as many sectors as possible in the provision of accurate forecasts that enhance their performance.
“We believe that we have so much to benefit from Finland in view of the quality of outputs of its meteorology organizations like the Finnish Meteorological Agency, FMA, and tertiary institutions like University of Helsinki’’.
Professor Mashi also added that, NiMet intends to leverage on the Finnish Government’s expertise in the area of Information and Communication Technology, ICT, to help integrate all its multiple data systems. By so doing, the days of data breaches and theft would be issues relegated to the past.
Underscoring the importance of a partnership between NiMet and the FMA, the Finnish Ambassador, Dr, Pulkkinen stressed that as a developing country, Nigeria needs all the help she can get and promised that Finland will expedite that development through the use of ICT and the latest technologies especially as it concerns meteorology in general.
The Nigeria Meteorological Agency has begun the solarization of all its Meteorological Stations, a process that will reduce dependence on the national power grid. Through strategic partnerships like these, the objective of producing power for the operation of its stations and equipment, especially at airports is within grasp.