President Buhari fires NiMet DG, Sani Mashi

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Director-General, Nigerian Meteorological Organization (NiMet), Prof. Sani Mashi.

No reason was given for the action but there are allegations of fraud leveled against the former NiMet DG.

Mashi’s tenure is supposed to expire in January 2022 but the president has replaced him with Bako Mansur Matazu.

Matazu holds a PhD in Geography (Applied Meteorology), with membership of the Nigerian Environmental Society, African Forestry Forum, Nigerian Meteorological Society, the Climate Change Network, Nigeria and the renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Nigeria (REEN).

He was, until his appointment, the General Manager, Meteorological Research in the Agency.

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