Nigerians at Risk of Chronic Diseases over High Temperatures— NiMet Raises Alarm, Cautions Citizens, Others

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has raised concerns over the current high temperatures across Nigeria, warning of potential health risks such as dehydration leading to fainting, respiratory issues, chicken pox, and increased vulnerability to chronic conditions.

In an advisory posted on its X (formerly Twitter) handle, NiMet noted that air temperatures have reached 41°C in the North and 39°C in the South, with projections indicating these high temperatures will persist in the coming days.

NiMet advised Nigerians to take precautions, including adequate fluid intake, seeking shade, using fans, and wearing light, breathable clothing to reduce exposure to high temperatures. The agency also recommended avoiding strenuous physical activity during peak heat hours and staying indoors between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm.

The current heatwave coincides with widespread power outages caused by the collapse of the national power grid, exacerbating the situation. Additionally, the high cost of premium motor spirit (fuel) in the country, reaching as high as N500 per liter, further challenges the masses.


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