By Sade Williams/business a.m.
Asaba Airport in Delta State is to receive an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS), the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has assured.
The deployment by the agency comes as part of NiMet’s display of its unwavering commitment to climate and weather services across the country.
Assuring the Asaba Airport Company of NiMet’s commitment towards safety at the nation’s airports, the Mansur Matazu, director general of NiMet, said the agency pledges to further deepen and strengthen the existing relationship with the Asaba Airport Company in order to portray the essentials of Public Private Partnership, adding that the agency would liaise with the company through its already established committee to ensure the organisation’s provision of adequate support.
The above resolution by the NiMet management was predicated on an appeal by Christophe Penninck, managing director of the Asaba Airport Company, seeking for further technical assistance from the agency owing to the need identified at the Asaba Airport, Delta State.
Reiterating the outlook of support to be rendered, the director general explained that the agency will make plans to establish a pilot briefing room, provide necessary equipment, staff as well as the aforementioned installation of a generic automated weather observation station, amongst others.
In attendance at the event were Mailadi Yusuf, director of weather forecasting service; Bashir Sa’ad, director of engineering and technical services; Hamza Sanni, director of finance and account; and Effiom Oku, director of research and training.