The Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NiMet) has begun the upgrade and installation of the 2023 version of Clidata in other to boost service delivery.
The Clidata is a Climatic Database Management System (CDBMS) used for archival, retrieval, and for product generation. It also provides easy data acquisition, quality control, calculations, reporting, and map generation.
According to a statement by the agency,
the installation and training are part of the measures in place to improve its capacity to generate multi-sectoral products and services for its stakeholders.
The training is being conducted by technical experts from the Czech Republic, who are currently on-site upgrading and installing the 2023 version of Clidata.
Officers from the Data Management and ICT Units of the Agency will be trained on the cutting-edge features of the software.
The interactive, hands-on – training will also include the installation of the new-generation hardware.
The CBDMS was acquired in 2011 and since the assumption of office as the Director General in 2021, Professor Mansur Matazu has often reiterated that the upgrade of the Agency’s observational equipment is part of his policy thrust.
He believes that the acquisition will help NiMet deliver cutting-edge products and services for various sectors of the nation’s economy.