Earth Tremor: No Cause For Alarm, We Cannot Experience Earthquake – FG Tells Abuja Residents

At a press conference in Abuja yesterday, the director-general of the National Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Alex Nsegbu, said Nigeria is not on the boundary that can make the country suffer earthquake.

The Federal government has advised residents of Abuja not to panic over the recent earth tremors experienced in some parts of the territory. In the last two days, some residents of Abuja have been woken up by the tremor.

At a press conference in Abuja yesterday, the director-general of the National Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), Alex Nsegbu, said Nigeria is not on the boundary that can make the country suffer earthquake.

“I will assure Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm.

“We checked for the intensity using certain parameters used in checking these things. We noticed no cracks on building walls & on the grounds, implying it’s an earth tremor of low intensity.

“The Buhari administration has been helpful in enabling us generate our Geo science data. We are set to deploy our equipment in the 6 geo- political zones of Nigeria. This will enable us get firsthand info on when the tremors are set to occur in order to warn residents around.”

Accoridng to the DG, the agency’s emergency number are 08035956056, 08023154825, 08037000623.

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