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Nigeria Gets Centre to Monitor Seismic Activities, Earthquakes

The Centre for Geodesy and Geo-dynamics in Toro, Bauchi State got inaugurated by the Federal Government on Thursday in a team led by Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology.

Dr. Ogbonnaya made it known during the inauguration that the centre represents the Federal Government policy to having a securing sustainable development in the country

“Technological innovations play central roles in activities of all sectors of the economy; the science and technology ministry is focused on developing both its human and natural resources to bridge the gap between Nigeria and the advanced countries.

“The right vehicle towards achieving that aim is hard work and right attitude towards coming up with positive results from painstaking research activities to help in holistic planning so as to secure lives and properties

“This centre is key to seismic hazard and related hazards monitoring and mitigation; it is key to the realization of government’s policy on planning, security and sustainable development,” he added.

Prof. Saidu Mohammed, the Director General, National Space research and Development Agency (NASRDA), in his welcome remark appreciated the Federal Government for working towards fulfilling its policy on sustainable development.

 “The centre would serve as a space-based geophysical tool that would help the country in global geodetic and geo-dynamical activities.

“It would also help in monitoring and predicting seismic activities and mitigation of their impacts through a well-fortified and integrated response mechanism”. He said

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