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Editorial News of Wednesday, 3 February 2021

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FG announces states, communities to experience severe drought in 2021

Hadi Sirika says some states will experience drought in 2021 Hadi Sirika says some states will experience drought in 2021

The federal government on Tuesday, February 2, warned that some states in the northern part of the country may experience a brief spell of drought between the months of June and July 2021 due to weather change.

Speaking in Abuja at the 2021 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the disclosure on the severe dry spells.

He urged farmers to embark on "soil-moisture conservation techniques" to reduce chances of crop failure during the period, Daily Sun reports.

While maintaining that climate change may bring big damage to farming and other ventures, and cause famine, Sirka tasked the states to adhere to the forecast by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) in order to prevent bad consequences.

He gave the states as:

1. Kebbi

2. Sokoto

3. Zamfara

4. Katsina

5. Yobe

6. Borno

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