The Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Bako has appreciated the partnership that exist between the Agency and Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA) in disseminating weather information to the public.
Speaking in Abuja at the presentation of an ATACA Magazine that features the organization’s 20 years Anniversary by the Association’s Exco, Bako thanked the Association for feeding the Nigerian public with critical information on weather which is currently making the lives of many sectors better.
He said “we deal with perishable products, services and information, so we need a clearer platform to get this information fast to the public”.
Bako explained that, “one of the components of our strategic plan is collaboration, so this is one of such very helpful collaborations which enables the public to know what we are doing as an Agency”.
While presenting the magazine to the DG, ATACA Chairman, Mr. Leonard Oru lauded the Agency for recognizing the media, especially for their contributions in supporting the Agency.
“We are here to seal the collaboration between ATACA and NiMet. The Agency has been of great support to us, they appreciate the support that we are giving to them and it is encouraging.
“Therefore, we came up with a magazine that featured the 20 years Anniversary of NiMet, we didn’t leave critical things that the Organization is doing, like the N500 billion NiMet has saved, above all the losses that were saved for Nigeria.
“If you are talking about good leadership, then you will talk about the ability to recovery debts and manage losses, in this regard, I think NiMet has done well” he stated.
Over the years, the media, particularly ATACA members have been on the forefront of disseminating information about NiMet to the public, especially weather information.