The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has raised fresh concerns over an impending dust haze that is expected to deteriorate visibility across the country in the coming days.
The agency also emphasised the need for airline operators to be on high alert, and avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.
“Airline operators are also advised to avail themselves of weather reports from NiMet for effective planning in their operations.”
The agency’s General Manager, Muntari Ibrahim who raised this alarm in a statement in Abuja, revealed that due to strong winds, the dust in suspension is expected to propagate to some states in the northern part of the country, which will further reduce horizontal visibility, especially over Katsina, Kano, Nguru, Jigawa, Potiskum and Maiduguri in the next 24 hours.
NiMet, therefore, advises members of the public to take necessary precautions due to dust particles presently in suspension over the atmosphere.
“Individuals with respiratory ailments are advised to protect themselves as the current weather condition is not good for their health.
“NiMet will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates when necessary”, NiMet added.