The Federal Government has renamed the Katsina Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology, MIST, after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Institution, which will now be called ‘Muhammadu Buhari Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology’ was commissioned on Thursday, 26th of January, by the President.
Speaking with newsmen after the commissioning of the institute, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency, NIMET Director General, Prof. Mansur Bako Matazu said the institute, which offers National Diploma courses in Meteorology, Climate Change Science and other technical and electrical related areas with NBTE accreditation is the first of its kind in Nigeria and West-Africa.
”The institution is currently pursuing accreditation for Higher National Diploma in Meteorology, Electro-Meteorological Technology and Climate Change Science in other to provide advanced training for graduates of the institute.
Prof. Matazu, who is also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative with World Meteorological Organisation, WMO, said the institution also offers support services and training to Meteorological personnel from other African countries like Gambia and Niger Republic.
On the capacity of the institution to deliver on set objectives, the Director General added that “NIMET has been running training activities with facilitators from within the agency as well as lecturers, researchers and Professors from different higher institutions since 1957.