Expert gives reasons for current heat wave
The current extreme heat being experienced in Yobe State and other parts of the country has been attributed to the increase in human activities that are detrimental to the environment. Dr. Mohammed Bukar Ngamdu of the Department of Geography, Yobe State University Damaturu, made the assertion today, Monday on the prevailing weather condition while speaking to the press.
Climatically, as of now if you move northward in the state, the rate of desertification, drought and excessive heat keeps on increasing in that area. For instance, when you compare places like Machina, Yunusari and Yusufari in northern Yobe, they are hotter than places like Fika, Gujba and Gulani located in the Southern part of the state. That means that the more you go northward part of the state, the higher the heat becomes”, the climatologist expatiated. He further attributed the high rate of health issues such as dehydration and kidney diseases among people in the state to the increase in the heat waves, while calling on policy makers in the state to enact laws that would discourage people from cutting down trees. In recent times, the weather condition of Yobe state has reached a record high of 45 degree Celsius, something which makes life very unbearable due to the scorching sun.