By Sodiq Lawal
The ancient cities of Ile-Ife and Modakeke, Osun State have recorded their first rainfall in the year following a downpour in some areas of the towns.
The rain, which started at about 4:35 pm in some areas, lasted between 20 and 30 minutes in some areas such as campus gate, Ede Road, Mayfair, Lagere, Alapata, Ondo Road, among others.
The rain was heavy in some areas and fell without storm and thunder and there was no report of any destruction of property.
Mrs. Bisi Olayemi, who resides at the Igbotapa area of Ile-Ife, described the rainfall as a welcome development and great relief.
“I’m so glad to witness the first rainfall of the year as the weather has not been so friendly for some time now. And I believe the rains will usher in a more favourable weather”, she stated.
Also speaking, Mr. Abiodun Olayemi said that the prevailing dusty weather would soon give way because the rain serves as a signal to farmers to begin land clearing”, he added.