The Federal Government has reiterated the need to . brotherly a role among all Africans to help build the sub-region economically. Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, made this known, when he received a member of the World Meteorological Organisation, Mr. Roberts O. Masters, who paid him a courtesy visit.
He visited on behalf of the world agency, to ascertain the position the Federal Government on citing the African version of the World Meteorological Organisation in the country.While responding to the request made by the visitor, Amaechi said
Federal Government’s readiness to . a leading role in Africa, stating that Africa was actually lucky to have a country like Nigeria in the region.
His words: “I am actually happy
to see you make this visit in having the Nigerian Government’s consent in vying for this office. I know, as much as you do, that this country is playing a leading role across all sectors, in Africa, and I am assuring you that this will not be left out. I am going to present this issue before the Federal Government and to ensure that such office is cited here.”The Director General of National Meteorological Agency, Dr. Chijioke Anthony Anuforo, pointed out the importance of the WMO office being sighted in Nigeria. He said that Nigeria having attained the ISO certification, stood a better chance of getting the office ahead of other African countries.