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Monday, 26 March 2012

Heat wave: Lagos state govt warns against over exposure to sun

The heat in Lagos right now can kill somebody o. Environmental experts are blaming it on the rapid deforestation and degradation of Nigeria’s rainforest and urging residents to reduce the amount of time they stay in the sun.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris said:
Lagos is currently experiencing heat wave, which is a prolonged period of excessively and abnormally hot weather with temperature exceeding 32.2oc and it is usually accompanied by humidity that usually lasts for at least one day but could last several days to weeks. Continuous exposure to this excessive heat is dangerous and could cause problems such as heat rash, heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.”
He also asked people to drink plenty water and avoid drinks that contain alcohol and caffeine, use protective gadgets such as hat or umbrella, sunglasses and sunscreen, take cold baths  and leave water to dry on the skin, as well as never leave children and pets inside closed cars.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Global warming. We need to take better care of our planet. It's not everything that we should wait for God to come and sort out. Good suggestions though.

Anonymous said...

This is the payback from not having regular power supply..all those fumes coming off the generators..not everyone has a Office job enjoying Air-Con..those market women have no choice..let's not even start with the hawkers..my heart bleeds when I see their suffering!!..in that intense heat @str8fromdahips..

Anonymous said...

may God help us ooo. and pls let start planting tress

Anonymous said...

Have u ever heard of solar flares
That's what we are experiencing everywhere worldwide

Anonymous said...

Linda u dey slow mehn..didn't u hear Nse..the Calabar Actress said she's not meant to get married and funmi iyanda..saying she's never ever be romanced..u dey

La Cream said...

Lagos State Govt shld also warn Power Holding to give people light too..smh

kcee said...

This lagos is turning into something else.

Anonymous said...

The heatwave in Lagos and other parts of the country is bcos Nigeria refuses to draw a New Map after the give-away of Bakassi

Anonymous said...

NONSENSE. MAY BE DEM WAN TALK ABOUT NORTHERN OR SOUTH EAST/SOUTHSOUTH NIGERIA.
--GBENGA

Anonymous said...

The Health Commissioner should ask PHCN to give light to help with ameliorating the heat.

Uche said...

I wonder which magazine they copied that from

Anonymous said...

Help us O! Lord!...its like this in the south-east...its horrible!

Anonymous said...

I hope Dr.Jide Idris will send this to Jonathan and Okonjo-Iweala so they know how much we have been suffering as a result of no electricity for 3 continuous weeks. PHCN has said they closed Kanji Dam and have no clue as to when electricity will be restored. This govt has proved to be a devouring one. It increased fuel price, deregulated poor people's kerosene so they have no choice but to substitute with charcoal and firewood. The govt has ensured constant blackout so people have no choice but to use the generator for temporary relief in this season of heat wave thus contributing very well to global warming. The Federal Govt of Nigeria should be blamed and fined for contributing to global warming.
Awon ole, olori buruku to fe ba ile aye je. Nonsense govt with no vision.

BLOGLORD said...

the heat can actually fry plantain. those that have cars without ac will roast in traffic not to talk of hawkers, bankers/marketers on foot (foot soldiers)
ooooo! if Eve had not eaten the forbidden fruit now....
person for just de waka naked small; breeze go de enter im body.

i better be prepared once i touch down naija.

Anonymous said...

let's get the facts straight....as recently reported by NASA, the chemical reactions that make the sun have in recent times become more violent and the flashes are that which reach the earth's atmosphere....while its true that global warming is a major cause of the climate change and hence sudden increases in either temperatures and rainfall and others ...the recent heat wave is majorly caused by the fact that the sun just got hotter

Belmonds said...

Its everywhere o.....not only lagos.

Chantel Martha said...

I don't think it's as hot as the sun in abuja,like even at 4 its still blazing hot.

tosin said...

Na waoo,,i pity them a lot too..hmmn this country can only get berha,, į̸̸̨τ̲̅ Ȋ̝̊̅§ well

Anonymous said...

nice advice note taken

Anonymous said...

They should first give us stable power supply before all these formatting joor...the fumes from gen, the bad roads and poor regulation of the transport sector such that vehicles that spray tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are allowed to move around; have contributed to the problems...or is it our purchase of second hand aircrafts emitting dangerous light gases into the ozone layer thereby reducing its mass? yet all the environmental experts could attribute to this was deforestation? Wow..abeg which kain experts be all these blockheads sef? Fashola did well for his project 'Green' believe it or not the plants and trees r helping in their own way...but we need more from him...#my 2cents.

Anonymous said...

Exactly my dear!

Anonymous said...

Dis is really serz. D heat is nationwide. Been to warri,uyo,calabar and Abuja d heat intensity is d same. God help us

Unknown said...

Thank you LINDA-LINDA for this article. You need see heat rash on some peoples back and some other parts of their body...Hum! Even under AC you'll see some people sweating like Xmas Goat...

Anonymous said...

I should avoid beer because of heat?... Interesting

Anonymous said...

Yes o. Na true, though it seems only Lagos in Naija feel am big time. Lagos population and congestion contribute too

austin said...

tell dat 2 ppl dat hawk or hustle unda d sun al day

Fearless! said...

I knew Something was terribly wrong!!!
Its been a nightmare foR mE!!!

Anonymous said...

if the government really cares, they will provide light so parents can turn on the fan for their kids throughout the night. The heat is unbearable indoors. In developed countries, the government have cooling centers where people can go for water and enjoy air conditioning. Nigerian government, do not only advice, pls take action to help your people.

Anonymous said...

Fuck that how about they give constant power, I just got off the phone with my mom and all the food in the house has gone bad, she has fallen sick cos it's so hot and no power for 3 weeks. Only so much generator can do.
Is this life we are living?
Yet people r driving the flashiest cars, buying $1000 hair and the basics we don't have.
No wonder life expectancy in Nigeria is 48, too much stress between traffic and NEPAL now add heat wave to the mix.
We need a Rawlings style revolution!

kinky babe said...

power holding coy or wateva dey kal dem shud give people ligh wt is wrong with dese people 4 crying out loud,one will neva see light a week or two and den @ d end of d month u will see ur bill reading 2000 or 3000 wen u did not see light Just look @ small ghana of yesterday more developed and even better dan us in almost everything yet we have natural resources pls phcn should wake up in dis country dey should just sort themselves out.

Anonymous said...

What abt d bank marketers who always walk in d sun going from one shop to d other in d sun to look for customers for d bank while d ogas sit in d airconditioned office.pshew

amebo said...

Lagos na promo... Cum calabar cum c heat... U go bow!!!...

Anonymous said...

generators and jeeps see what it has done to the environment and we say we have an environment and power minster doing what if i may ask!!!

NG Newspaper said...

I believe every State should emulate Calabar State as in the Aspect of Planting much more trees especially on every main roads. This will Aid and reduce the level of heat penetrating the earth core which will in-turn reduce the Heat we are currently experiencing. Also, Afforestation should be embraced. Our youths can help us in that Aspect. All pregnant mothers are also advised to drink plenty of fluid daily... Water most preferably. This will reduce unnecessary complications during child birth

Nigerian Careers said...

Na wah ooh

Chikaka said...

Agreed. Still thank God for black skin. It withstands the harsh sun.

Proudly Igbo said...

NG Newspaper and Calabar State? Go back to Social Studies Primary One biko nu!

NICHOLAS said...

WHEN WAS THE LAST HEAT WAVE? AND WHEN IS THE NEXT HEAT WAVE? WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WORLD GOES AWAY?
NICHOLAS HARTOFELIS

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