A. Drought and Desertification. Nigeria’s much north was arid and semi-arid, with a lengthy dried up month from Oct to might and lowest rain (600 to 900 mm) from June to Sep.
In 2008, the domestic Meteorological service stated that throughout the preceding 3 decades the annual wet period fell from typically 150 to 120 days. Within the last six years, over 350,000 sq kilometer from the already arid region turned to desert or desert-like problems, a phenomenon advancing southward in the rates of 0.6km per year. [fn] government Ministry of landscape, state plan on Desertification and Drought, 2008.Hide Footnote In Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara countries, shows suggest that 50-75 % with the land room is now wilderness. [fn] FAO Country developing structure (CPF) Federal Republic of Nigeria 2013-2017, op.