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Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi appointed as member World Meteorological Organisation

Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi appointed as member World Meteorological Organisation

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Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi appointed as member World Meteorological Organisation

Report reaching us at www.katsinapost.com has it that Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi DG/CEO NiMet got appointed as an executive Council member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) Director General, Prof. Sani Abubakar Mashi has been elected into the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at the ongoing annual session at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

When contacted, Prof. Mashi confirmed the election through phone chatting and said, “I was elected today 20th June, 2018 as a member of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organisation at the meeting going on in the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland”.

Prof. Mashi who assumed office early 2017 as the NIMET DG has served as a member of the ten-man committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to produce the National Geoinformation policy for Nigeria.

It is this policy that outlines the major operational modalities of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on its National Geospatial Data Information Structure (NGDI) Program between July 2002 till August 2003 .

“He was a first term member of the 23-man National NGDI committee for Nieria to work towards implementation of the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure for Nigeria (2005-2008).

He also served on a second term in the 23-man National NGDI committee for Nigeria to work towards implementation of the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure for Nigeria (2008 to 2012),” said NiMET website.

“NIMET DG was the Coordinator (Director General) and Chief Executive of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja. 19th March 2009 to 30th April 2010 and a Member Technical Advisory Council, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Obasanjo Space Centre, Airport Road, Abuja (2010 to Date).”

According to WMO: “The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council holds its annual session from 20-29 June, with a focus on addressing high-impact weather, climate change and environmental challenges. It will also discuss evolving relationships with the rapidly growing private sector, as well as observations, satellites and data exchange. There will be a special one-day dialogue on water.”

WMO commented that the outcomes of the Executive Council will help shape the WMO contribution to the global agenda on disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change. “The Executive Council will discuss reform of WMO’s structure to meet the rapidly growing need for weather, climate and water services and scientific know-how to enhance the value of WMO activities for its Members and other international organizations.”

“Climate change and a growing amount of weather, climate and water-related disasters and associated losses are hitting a large number of WMO Members. There is a major need to develop modern multi-hazard early warning services to help climate change adaptation,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

According to our sources, he was appointed on the 20th June, 2018 at the 17th session, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professor Sani Abubakar is an indegine of Katsina State from Mashi Local Government.

It could be recalled that Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi – a Professor of geography with specialty in environmental application of remote sensing was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the  Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) last year.

Before his appointment, Professor Mashi is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Abuja.

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