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Mashi achieved a lot for NiMet, says new DG prof matazu…..Premises an all-inclusive administration



Prof. Mansur Matazu, the new Director-General of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Wednesday in Abuja, promised to run an all-inclusive administration to advance the agency.

Matazu made the pledge in a statement issued by Mr Muntari Ibrahim, NiMet’s General Manager of Public Relations.

The statement quoted Matazu as saying this when he took over from Prof. Sani Mashi, following approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for reorganisation of Aviation agencies.

According to him, reorganisation is in line with implementation of the Buhari administration’s Aviation Development Roadmap.

Matazu expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the opportunity to serve as the director-general of NiMet, noting that the ex-NiMet boss had always been his mentor.


Matazu acknowledged the great feat achieved by his predecessor, whom he served as Technical Assistant, and pledged to build on the successes recorded by Mashi.

He added that Mashi had achieved a lot for NiMet by taking the agency to a great height to become the best Meteorological Agency in the whole of Africa.

In his valedictory speech, Mashi gave a report of his stewardship and expressed confidence in the capability of the new director-general to build on the achievement he recorded and propel NiMet to greater heights.

He appreciated the staff for the support given to him, extend same cooperation to his successor and wished Matazu an eventful tenure.

Matazu holds a PhD in Applied Meteorology from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, and a post-doctorate degree at Erasmus University, Netherlands.

He lectured at Federal University of Technology, Minna, as well as Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, before joining NiMet in 2016.

He has published Books, Chapters and Peer review articles in both national and international journals.

Matazu is a member of Nigerian Environmental Society, African Forestry Forum, Nigerian Meteorological Society, the Climate Change Network, Nigeria and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Nigeria (REEN).

Until his appointment, he was the General Manager, Research, as well as the Technical Assistant to the former director-general.

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Jibrin Condemns Destruction of Political Activist’s Hotel in Kogi



Accord Party Candidate in forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd) has condemned the attack and wanton destruction of a hotel belonging to a political activist Hon. Kabir Bala aka Okwo’ located at Ejule in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

Reports have it that the hotel, said to be one of the best in the area, was attacked and completely razed down Wednesday night by people yet to be identified.

Admiral Jibrin in a statement to the media in Abuja, said the attack on the hotel was not only condemnable, but dastardly and unwarranted.

According to the retired Chief of Naval Staff, people should imbibe the spirit of politics without bitterness and eschew the recourse to needless violence in aspiring for positions of power.

He called on the state security apparatus to ensure an urgent and independent investigation and communicate their findings to the public to douse the tension that is building up in Kogi East.

Admiral Usman Jibrin (rtd)
Accord Party Governorship Candidate, Kogi State

The Governorship hopeful, while also calling on the State Governor, Inspector-General of Police and the Department of State Services to quickly take steps to ensure that the electioneering period leading to governorship election is devoid of all forms of criminality.

Admiral Jibrin, popularly called ‘Akpabana’ promised to bring his experience, extensive knowledge of security and universal contacts to bear on ensuring that the people of the state are safe and secure when he takes over the mantra of leadership of the state.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced the appointment of Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Chief of Staff, and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, a former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, as Deputy Chief of Staff.

Sen. George Akume

A statement by the State House Director of Information, Biodun Olajundoye said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu confirmed the appointment on Friday during a meeting with the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF),

Oladunjoye further stated that the President also named former Governor of Benue State and immediate past Minister of Special Duties, George Akume as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).


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Ali Inaugurates Customs’ State-of-the-Art ‘Project Management Office’



Customs boss, Hameed Ali (rtd), inaugurating the NCS Project Management Office in Abuja today.
Hameed Ali Inaugurates Customs’ State-of-the-Art ‘Project Management Office’

Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Project Management Office’ of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS.

Ali, the Comptroller General of NCS, unveiled the facility, while also flagging off the ‘Modernisation Project’ of the Nigeria Customs, in Abuja.

The NCS helmsman, said that the project, though initiated by NCS, became a Presidential Initiative, noting that its deliverables will have a transformative impact on reform, restructuring, and revenue generation across NCS.

He said: “By leveraging technology effectively, NCS can adapt to changing market dynamics in trade, optimize our operations, and unlock new revenue streams, thereby contributing to economic growth and wellbeing of our citizens.

“The flag off of the Modernisation Project signifies not just the culmination of our efforts, but also a celebration of the NCS’s determination, resilience and foresight.

“…I pray that the Modernisation Project will be a milestone in our history, marking the beginning of a new era characterized by innovation, collaboration and sustainable growth.

“…Finally, I wish to urge the NCS to embrace the beauty and transformation that the coming years will bring. As we embark on this Modernisation Project,let us ensure that its impact reverberates throughout every border of our great nation”.

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