Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

It was high relief from the scorching temperature as residents of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Enugu experienced the first rainfall in the year on Friday night which in some areas lasted till the wee hours of Saturday, THISDAY gathered.

The downpour, which was accompanied by heavy dust, however preceded the day’s heat across the six Area Councils of FCT, caught some residents.

A resident of Gwagwalada on the outskirt of Abuja, Mr. Ibrahim Kareem, while heaving a sigh of relief at the downpour, said he had an unforgettable sweet sleep following the rain which came around 7 P.M. His regret is that the rain did last long until it subsided an hour later.

“Before, yesterday, I mastered the art of sleeping outside my flat just because of the heat. I prefer mosquitoes bites to sleeping under a suffocating environment.” he said.

The publisher of Newstrack, a monthly tabloid in Enugu, Mr. Norbert Okolo, whiling speaking on telephone, said the rain that fell from Friday night to the early hours of Saturday which was the first in the city brought comfort and relief from the heat. adding that the coal city has never experienced such high temperature in that zone in the last couple of years.

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