NIMET Boss Urges Workers to Brace Up for Challenges Ahead

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By Emeka Okoh

The Director General Nigerian Meteorological Agency NIMET, Dr Anthony Anuforom has charged workers of the agency do brace up for the challenges ahead in order to sustain the present tempo of achievement recorded by the agency in the past few years.

Speaking at a three day business retreat with the Agency’s State Meteorological Inspectors (SMIs) and Chief Meteorological Technicians (CMTs) at the EFCC Training Institute  in Karu, Abuja, as part of efforts to reposition the Agency for enhanced service delivery, Dr Anuforom, identified  value change and orientation as key to the realisation of the Agency’s strategic development plan.

A release signed by Mrs Eva Azinge Esq, head public affairs NIMET, declared that Dr Anuforom  stressed the need for improved corporate performance as articulated in the corporate strategic plan which should be internalized and adopted by the entire work force of the Agency

“While we may have achieved some success, it is also quite apparent that we need to do more with a lot of speed and decisive precision, not only to address areas of our operations where we have clearly underperformed or underperforming, but also to ensure that we are able to sustain and improve on the areas of success that have already been achieved.”

The participants pledged their total commitment to work with the Dr Anuforom and NIMET management to achieve improved service delivery and professionalism and emphasised the need to increasingly adapt and benchmark best practices and to improve revenue generation and self sustenance of the Agency in accordance with the Transformation Agenda of the present administration in Nigeria.

One of the key objectives of the business meeting was to create a forum for staff of the Agency, across board to contribute practical ideas and thoughts that will galvanize the needed momentum to ensure that NIMET does not only rapidly transform into a performance-driven organisation, but that other public institutions of government in Nigeria will crave to model themselves after the Agency.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has renewed the tenure of Dr Anuforom for a second time of five years to steer the affairs of the agency.

This was made known by the NIMET boss at a town hall meeting at the Lagos meteorological operational headquarters in Oshodi “It is fit, proper and respectful that you hear it from me that my appointment as DG, NIMET expired in June this year and in accordance with relevant laws and procedure, the federal government has graciously approved that I continue for another term as DG of NIMET”.

He noted that his reappointment would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everybody urging all staff to keep up the good work to sustain and surpass the momentum of progress which characterized his first tenure as DG/CEO of NIMET.

According to Dr Anuforom, the new government policy on aviation called for a paradigm shift and anchored on self sustenance of government agencies adding that NIMET was expected to boost its internally generated revenue and depend less on the federal government to fund its operations.




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