The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has been awarded the Service Provider of the Year 2022 award by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents.

The award, which was in recognition of NiMet’s improved service delivery, was presented at the 27th annual conference of LAAC that was held in Lagos recently.

The Director General/CEO of the agency, Prof Mansur Bako Matazu, who was represented by the Director of Research and Training, Prof Effiom Oku, described the role of the media in nation-building as very important and as one which requires courage, selflessness and truth.

He said, “The role of the media in nation-building is very important and it requires courage, selflessness and truth while being patriotic. Such is the role of LAAC in the aviation industry.

“As the nation’s aviation media umbrella body with the responsibility of ensuring adequate coverage and reportage of activities within the industry, LAAC is strategic to the visibility, relevance and growth of the industry.”

Matazu described the aviation industry as dynamic vulnerable and fast-paced in terms of changing technology.

“The aviation industry is one of the fastest growing industries with a tremendous contribution to the GDP by providing revenue to the nation; livelihoods for workers; catalytic support to other sectors and growth for the nation among others,” he noted.

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