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Lagos Alerts Residents On Change In Climatic Condition

Posted: Mar 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos
The Lagos State government has urged residents to take precautionary measures against the changes in climatic conditions over a period of time.
Dr. Babatunde Adejare the state’s Commissioner for the Environment, in a statement made available to Independent, said the changes in climatic conditions is a result of prolonged period of excessively hot weather, accompanied by high humidity.
Nigerians have of recent been experiencing intense heat which is so strong on the skin and causes people to sweat profusely.
But, Adejare said the changes had been noted in the past four to eight weeks, which has led to an increasing trend in high-humidity heat waves, characterised by the persistence of extremely high night-time temperature.
Adejare said, “These extreme weather conditions can make for a deadly paring, offering no relief and posing a particular threat for the elderly and the children alike.
“The state sgovernment is therefore urging Lagosians to take precautionary measures and safeguard their health by taking more water especially the elderly, pregnant women and the children.”