The senate has warned that Nigeria is now prone to the occurrence of earthquake following the repeated earth tremor in Kaduna state and other parts of the country.
While adopting a three-prayer motion sponsored by Senator Danjuma La’ah (APC, Kaduna-South) titled ‘Earth Tremor and the Preparedness of Nigeria to Deal with its Intending Consequences,’ the Senate urged all stakeholders to take the earth tremor being recorded in parts of the country seriously.
The lawmakers also urged NEMA and Security Agencies to intervene through public enlightenment and drills to be prepared, saying minimal resources would be required at the warning stage.
The Senate while adopting the motion, recalled that earth tremor which first occurred in Nigeria in 1933 had since taken place in 1939, 1964, 1984, 1990, 1997, 2000, 2005 and 2006.
Senator La’ah said since then earth tremor had occurred in Oyo and other parts of South West, Bayelsa and Cross River states.
The Senate mandated its environment and solid mineral committees to visit Kwoi village and its environs in Kaduna state which had recorded repeated earth tremor in the past one week and report back to the plenary.