The Nigeria Meteorology Agency, NiMET, has forecast poor visibility due to the dust plume raised over Niger Republic and Western Chad and transported into Nigeria.
To this end, in its weather alert, the agency says, flight disruptions should be expected and advised airline operators to pick up their folders and adhere to regulations especially at aerodromes in the northern parts of the country.
It adds that, the situation is expected to persist from the time of issuance of the forecast to the next 24 hours and will further deteriorate over the North.
“Thick dust haze with horizontal visibility values of less than 1000m are expected over Maiduguri, Nguru, Potiskum, Dutse, Gombe, Yola, Bauchi, Katsina, Kaduna, Zaria, Kano and Sokoto”.
It assures, it will continue to monitor and give updates as situation improves or deteriorates.