Following the early downpour experienced in the coastal areas of Lagos, experts have predicted acid rain in the city afterwards.
A Guardian publication disclosed that the Chairman; Nigerian Environmental Society, Lagos Island Chapter (NESLIC), Mr John Ekoko, on Thursday said that early rain experienced in Lagos and coastal areas could lead to acid rain later.
Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, he said:
“The early rain will disturb the natural climatic pattern in 2015. We know that rain does not fall in February, naturally it will stop at a stage.”
“Now, you wonder if rain will start in May. It may not and farmers will suffer for it.”
“The early rain will upset the climatic balance and a lot of acid rain will fall. It has happened before.’’
Mr Ekoko further explained that with the rain not falling in season, naturally people would not plan to curtail it and as such, it would affect the ecosystem generally.