NASDRA concludes investigations on causes of tremor in Kaduna

•NEMA recommends rebuilding affected houses

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), has concluded investigations on the remote causes of the recent tremor in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State.

In a statement, Head, Media and Corporate communications of the Agency, Dr Felix Ale, said the comprehensive report will be presented to the general public through a media conference on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the agency’s headquarters, in Abuja.

According to him, since the reported case of the tremor, the Space Agency has deployed a team of experts, particularly from one of her centres of excellence, Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics, to critically assess, observe and examine the situation in order to come out with a comprehensive analysis of the reoccurring events, which has been a source of concern to both the government and the entire Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recommended the rebuilding of tremor affected houses in Kwoi, Kaduna State, pending the outcome of assessment reports by the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency.

Mr Musa Illalah, NEMA North-west Zonal Coordinator made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday, in Abuja.

He said there was urgent need for the over 300 houses affected to be rebuilt pending the outcome of the assessment report.

According to him, the report from the agency will enable them take action on whether or not to relocate the victims from the area.

“We, in collaboration with other stakeholders like the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, the local government officials, and traditional rulers in Jaba local government undertook an assessment of the affected areas.