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Ile-Ife Witnesses First Rainfall In 2024



By Omowumi Ajibogun, Osogbo

The ancient town of Ile-Ife in Osun, experienced its first rain in 2024, Tuesday.

CityMirrorNews gathered that residents of Modakeke also experienced the first rainfall.

The rain, which started at about 1am on Tuesday in some areas, lasted for 1hour.

Among the areas witnessed the first in Ile-Ife are; Ede Road, Mayfair, Omole Estate, 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.

A resident of Ile-Ife, who spoke to our Reporter, Segun Oguntunyi, expressed his gratitude to God for giving the town rain.
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Oguntunyi, who said that he was unable to sleep on Monday night because of the heat, due to power outage in their area, praised God for the gift of the rain.

He said that he would have sound sleep tonight.

Another resident, Abdullahi Orazakin, who resides at the Omole Estate area of Ife East, 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. Tunde Odeyemi 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.