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How NIMET demands N289k (€500+) for climate change data in Nigeria from a Nigerian student in Germany

With cases of corruption eating deep into every sector of the country daily, one may be force to believe, Nigeria is irredeemable.

A Twitter user with the handle Chibby @chibby_kay has shared a story of how the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has asked a Nigerian student studying in Germany to pay the sum of N289,000 (€500+) for them to send climate change data in Nigeria to her.

According to Chibby;

“A student in Germany told me she requested data on rainfall for her thesis on climate change in Nigeria & Pakistan. Pakistan sent theirs but NIMET asked her to pay over 289k (€500+) for the data. She replied she couldn’t afford it as she’s only a student.

“They told her to send another appeal mail for a student discount and state “what she can afford to pay”. She mailed World Bank thereafter and got THE SAME data in days. What is this na?”

What do you think?

Written by IJAM.ng

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