The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) has alerted the public against the expected thick dust haze which deteriorates horizontal visibility in the northern part of the country.
The general manager, public relations, NiMeT, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, in a statement issued by the agency’s Central Forecast Office, observed that fresh dust raised over the source region in the Chad Republic is expected to be transported into the country.
The dust is expected to deteriorate horizontal visibility values over the northern parts of the country from the time of the issuance of the forecast over the next 24 hours.
The thick dust haze with horizontal visibility values of less than 1000m are expected over the northern parts of the country, especially over Borno, Yobe, Kano, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto.
“Flight operations may be disrupted and airline operators are advised to pick up their flight folders at all aerodromes in the country and adhere to regulations, while road users should exert caution while driving along areas with poor visibility during this period.
“People with respiratory problems should also be cautious,” NiMeT warned.