In efforts to ensure adequate predictive measures and provide accurate information to mitigate the occurrence of natural disasters and ensure the safety of citizens, the federal government through its agency Nigeria Geological Survey Agency has assured that its procured six seismograph monitoring stations across the country would continue to provide accurate information for safety measures.
Speaking to the newsmen after the incident of an earth tremor that was recorded in Saki (Shaki), West Local Government Area of Oyo State, Director General, Nigeria Geological Survey Agency, NGSA, Dr Abdulrazaq Garba said that the Federal Government had moved in a team of experts and has assured that they would be able to evaluate the extent of damage and pacify members of the community on the occurrence.
Garba who said that earth tremor was a natural occurrence which humans don’t have control overstated that to mitigate such, the agency had six seismograph monitoring stations across the country that was being used to monitor the occurrence of these earth tremors.
He said that they were able to capture predictive analysis from the Ilorin which monitors Shaki and areas surrounding it.
The DG noted that consistent monitoring of tremors would help alert appropriate authorities and help study, mitigate and manage such situations.
He said that for quite some time sesmistic data has not been captured therefore there is no accurate compilation of appropriate information.
He also stated that there was a need for more of these equipment because science just like statistics requires appropriate equipment to gather predictive analysis which was very useful to the nation and researchers.
“Earth tremor is a natural occurrence which humans don’t have control over.
We are currently having an earthquake in Shaki as of today, Tuesday.
We have put in some equipment to monitor these occurrences.
Before the end of the year and early next year we will have more monitoring stations.
We have six seismographs stations in the country.
A team has been sent to pacify the community because they were in panic.
We need more of this equipment to help manage this occurrence, consistent monitoring of the tremors would help alert and study situations and we need more of this equipment because science just like statistics requires appropriate equipment to gather predictive analysis which is very useful to us and to researchers,” he explained.
Recall that an earth tremor was recorded in the Mpape axis of the Federal Capital Territory of which NGSA had commissioned and put in place equipment to monitor future occurrences.
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