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FG ISSUES DROUGHT ALERT IN SIX STATES

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, YESTERDAY, WARNED THAT SOME NORTHERN STATES WOULD COME UNDER SEVERE DRY SPELLS BETWEEN THE MONTHS OF JUNE AND JULY THIS YEAR AND ADVISED FARMERS TO ADOPT SOIL-MOISTURE CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE CHANCES OF CROP FAILURE DURING THE PERIOD.

MINISTER OF AVIATION, HADI SIRIKA, WHO DISCLOSED THIS IN ABUJA AT THE 2021 SEASONAL CLIMATE PREDICTION (SCP) LISTED PARTS OF KEBBI, SOKOTO, ZAMFARA, KATSINA, YOBE AND BORNO STATES AS THOSE TO EXPERIENCE SEVERE DROUGHT AND SAID AN APP HAD BEEN DEVELOPED FOR ALL TO ACCESS WEATHER INFORMATION.

ON THE 2021 ONSET OF THE PLANTING/GROWING SEASON, THE MINISTER SAID IT WAS PREDICTED TO BE NORMAL TO EARLIER THAN NORMAL IN MOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.
HE ADDED THAT THE EARLIEST ONSET DATE WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR ON THE MARCH 1 ALONG THE COASTAL LINE OF THE COUNTRY, WHILE THE LATEST DATE IS ANTICIPATED TO BE AROUND JUNE 29 IN THE NORTHERNMOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

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