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FG Bolsters Seismic Monitoring to Boost Disaster Preparedness

Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has underscored the Federal Government’s commitment to enhancing seismic monitoring capabilities across Nigeria to better prepare for and mitigate natural disasters.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) National Seismic Monitoring Station-5 in Katampe, Alake praised the agency’s efforts and pledged continued support for expanding seismic monitoring infrastructure nationwide.

Alake emphasized the importance of extending monitoring stations to various regions to aid in disaster estimation and preparedness, with the overarching goal of protecting citizens and property.

The collaboration between NGSA and the University of Abuja, which facilitated the establishment of the new monitoring station, reflects the government’s dedication to safeguarding the well-being of its citizens.

While Nigeria is not traditionally prone to earthquakes, recent tremors in several areas highlight the necessity of establishing a comprehensive network of monitoring stations to bolster the country’s disaster preparedness efforts.

Alake’s remarks signal a proactive approach by the government to address emerging challenges and prioritize the safety and security of Nigerian communities.

The commissioning of the National Seismic Monitoring Station-5 represents a significant step forward in strengthening Nigeria’s ability to monitor and respond to seismic activity, contributing to overall resilience and disaster management strategies.

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