The Nigeria Metrological Agency has predicted a rise in
dust transportation from the Chad Republic to Nigeria during the morning hours.
A statement signed by the Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu says the dust plume will reduce visibility in the Northern parts of the country.
According to the statement areas expected to be mostly affected include Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara where horizontal visibilities will be around 1000m and below.
It says that flight operations may be disrupted and therefore airline operators are required to pick up their flight folders and adhere to regulations, especially at aerodromes in the Northern parts of the country.
The statement therefore advises road users to drive slowly and carefully due to poor visibility during this period adding that people with respiratory problems should take caution.