FG commissions Abuja NGSA Earthquake monitoring command and control centre

The federal government on Tuesday 13th November, 2018 commissioned an earthquake monitoring command and control centre at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) headquarters, Abuja. Commissioning the centre, the minister of state, Ministry of Mines and Steal Development, Abubakar Bwari said the establishment of the monitoring Command and Control centre was aimed at curbing a repeat of the recent earth tremors that wrecked some parts of the FCT, Abuja.The minister stated that the centre is expected to accelerate a robust plan by the federal government to establish the necessary geoscientific infrastructure to monitor and mitigate all aspects of both natural and anthropogenic hazards. The Abuja centre is to serve as control centre of other 4-station triangulation network located at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, University of Abuja, Gwagwalada and Veritas University, Bwari. Recall that there was recently an earth tremor in Mpape and Maitama areas of the FCT in September and November respectively. The incidents evoked a lot of anxiety, especially among those living around the areas. ‘‘It is now very clear that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has great interest in the safety of the citizens of this great nation considering the immediate steps taken, following the recent Earth tremors around Abuja which occurred in September and November, 2018.

 

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