From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state government has urged farmers in the state not to engage in early planting to avoid loss of farm produce.
The call is premise on year 2020 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) as presented by the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, the SRP, which was appraised by the state Ministry of Water Resources, indicated that a couple of rainfall events are expected to occur before the establishment of the 2020 planting season.
Garba said that Kano is expected to experience a near normal rainfall season in 2020 and therefore called farmers to use the weather and climate information.
He also noted that prevalence of diseases related to weather conditions Malaria, Meningitis was also forecast.