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Senate to deliberate on recurrent tremors in Kaduna


Nigerian Senate

The Senate has expressed its readiness to deliberate on measures aimed at addressing the reccurrence of earth tremor in Kaduna State.

This followed a Point of Order by Sen. Danjuma La’ah at plenary on Wednesday.

La’ah in his point of order drew attention of the senate to the need to address the problem to prevent it from degenerating into an earthquake.

He said that the tremor if not promptly addressed, could cause more havoc to the affected areas.

According to him, some areas in Kaduna have been experiencing earth tremor and it is of a serious concern to those of us in the area.

“One of such tremors happened in Jaba Local Government Area’’.

“It is a serious issue and I am requesting this house to call on the relevant agencies to assess the situation before it gets out of hand.

“If nothing urgent is done, there may be earthquake in the near future.’’

In his remarks, the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said that the development required the contribution of relevant stakeholders.

He said due to the seriousness of the matter, La’ah should present a motion for robust debate on the way forward.

“I believe that the best way is in a way of motion. The matter is important enough for us to come under a motion.

“When it is presented, we will debate on this floor and look at the way forward.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that earth tremor, which is a small scale earthquake, occurred in Kaduna on Sept. 11 and 12 respectively.

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1 Comment
  • newday

    This is serous stuff. We need experts to quantify it on the Richter scale.asap.