Saturday 26 January 2013

NIMET advises Nigerians on the importance of Weather Predictions

Aviation Nigeria

Deputy General Manager of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Mr Ignatius Nwoko, has called on Nigerians to take weather forecasts seriously in their daily endearvours.

While speaking to journalists in Enugu on Friday, Mr Nwoko expressed unease at the complete negligence of people to which this information was necessary had a generally adverse effect.

" It is very important, many of of go on our daily activities without caring about what is going to happen" He said.

Lamenting on the public response to information Nwoko added: ``But it’s important to listen to changes in weather, how it’s going to affect your area. Then you take precautionary measures so as to avoid being impacted negatively, especially the farmers.’’

The agency which was responsible for making weather predictions and forecasts, are charged with aiding all stakeholders through required information. In March, 2012 predictions by the agency communicated through the Director General of the agency, Dr. Anthony Anuforom, on the dangers of the coming flood and what needs to be done were ignored, leading to a lack of preparation in the wake of flood disasters.


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