NiMet and WMO

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) joined the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on the 23rd of December 1960. NiMet has been a member of WMO for over 62 years and has been always represented by its Director General.

Professor Charles Anosike is Permanent Representative of Nigeria with WMO since his assumption of office on 13th December, 2023. Nigeria is categorised by WMO under Region I. The Office for Africa is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and it interfaces with the 57 African Member States for Africa.

The WMO Offices for North, Central and West Africa is located in Abuja, Nigeria. The office was established in 1996 in Lagos, Nigeria and relocated to Abuja Nigeria in 2005 following the transfer of the administrative Capital of Nigeria from Lagos to Abuja. WMO Abuja office is to work with Members, regional and development partners in strengthening capacities, for the provision of weather and climate services and water resources information, to stakeholders in climate-sensitive sectors.

NiMet has had a symbiotic relationship with WMO over the years, especially in the area of capacity building, knowledge exchange and transfer, and partnership to mention just a few. In 1957, the Nigerian Regional Training School began as a National Meteorological Training School in Lagos, Nigeria to train class IV Meteorological Technicians. In 1964, a Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) was also established in Lagos to train class III and class II Meteorological Technicians.

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