Earth Tremor: FG Commissions Abuja Monitoring Centre

The federal government has commissioned earthquake monitoring command and control centre at the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) headquarters, Abuja.

The minister of state, Ministry of Mines and Steal Development, Abubakar Bwari commissioned the centre on Tuesday.

He said the establishment was aimed at curbing a repeat of recent earth tremors that occurred in the FCT, Abuja.

Recall that there was earth tremor in Mpape in September and Maitama area of the FCT in November.

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.

Bwari stated that the centre is expected to accelerate a robust plan by government to establish the necessary geoscientific infrastructure to monitor and mitigate all aspects of both natural and anthropogenic hazards.

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