NIMET OPENS CALIBERATION LABORATORY
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) weekend opened what it called a world-class Instrument Calibration Laboratory (ICL) situated at the National Weather Forecasting and Climate Research Centre (NWFCRC), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Director-General of the agency, Dr Anthony Anuforom, during a joint press briefing with the Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Nnamdi Udo, said all air safety equipment from airports in the country would henceforth be tested to ensure accuracy and precision in their readings with a calibration certificate issued after the equipment has been caliberated and certified.
He said the significance of the ICL was that weather measuring could now be done with better precision with international acceptance.
While thanking the federal government for its support, the DG informed that the calibration of weather instruments in all the international airports in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, and Port Harcourt has been completed and the instruments would soon be deployed.
He said the nation's Wind Tunnel Caliberation Chamber was one of the only four in Africa. Kenya, South Africa and Egypt are other countries with similar equipment.