NiMet To Prioritise Staff Training, Welfare, Others To Boost Productivity – Anosike

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) would prioritize, staff welfare, mentorship, talent management training, and sustained career development for meteorologists to boost productivity, the Director General, Professor Charles Anosike has pledged.

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The DG made the pledge on Wednesday at the end of a 3-day Management retreat in Abuja.

Professor Anosike who expressed confidence that the future of the NiMet is assured said, great talents abound in the agency.

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He urged members of staff to work with renewed vigor so as to fulfill the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which has been severally shared with the Management by the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo.

“Our collective efforts will help us deliver a newly repositioned NiMet and help us serve our stakeholders better.

“There will always be challenges but we should see such as opportunities in the external environment. Let us all work with and support one another. The President and our minister have so many expectations from us. I am encouraged by our active participation over the 3 days of the retreat.

“I believe that we will all go back to our offices and cascade the various learnings down to our teams especially as we prepare to launch the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), our annual flagship programme of forecasts to warn and advise farmers, Nigerians and other sectors of the economy.

“Management will urgently look into the welfare and other internal issues that came up during the retreat. Management will also prioritize mentorship, talent management, training, and sustained career development for meteorologists”, Prof. Anosike concluded.

In their separate remarks, the guest speaker and former Director General of the agency, Dr. Anthony Anuforom reminded the participants of the importance of teamwork and inter-directorate collaboration. ”We can all achieve more as a team. I am very proud of all of you and wish the staff of NiMet continued success”, he said.

The Director of Engineering and Technical Services, Engineer Abdulkareem Hamid, who described the retreat as successful said,” the learnings will sharpen the work of the agency. The take-home message is for all to place the interest of the NiMet first above personal interests. All staff should internalize this”.

The Director of Human Resources, Management, and Administration, Dr Nasiru Sani said the retreat has given the new directors insight into the operations of NiMet and will help promote teamwork in the agency.

The Director of Research and Training, Professor Peter Odjugo urged the participants to return to their various directorates and pass on knowledge gained on the agency’s new direction to other staff.

The retreat is the first Management retreat with Professor Anosike since he assumed office as Director General and the first for the year.




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