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Seven Northern States Will Experience Severe Dry Spells – NiMet



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Seven states in the North are going to experience severe dry spells in June, the Nigeria Meteorological Agency announced on Tuesday.

According to predictions by the agency, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe, Kebbi, Kastina, Niger and some parts of Borno would be hit by intense dry spells in June.

The Director-General, NiMet, Mansur Matazu, also stated that some states in the South-West, namely, Oyo and Ekiti, would experience mild dry spells this month.

Matazu, who disclosed this at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, noted that Kwara, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory would also witness mild dry spells in June.

For the South-East and South-South states, the NiMet boss said they would experience normal rainfall apart from Cross River state that would witness below normal rainfall.

For July and August, Matazu said the dry spells would have improved and the affected states would experience above normal rainfall.

He said the agency was releasing the predictions to guide farmers.

Matazu urged seed producers to abide by NiMet’s advice and plant appropriate seedlings in accordance with the stipulated guidelines of the agency.

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