Earth Tremor: NEMA Boss visit Communities, Says FG to Provide Succor

IHIDERO Victor Osae, Kaduna

The Zonal Co-ordinator incharge of North West zone, Mr Musa Illalah, on Wednesday visited Kwoi communities amidst fears to asses the level of damage caused by the earth tremor.

Speaking to newsmen after his accessement of the affected communities, he urged them to remained calm, saying that drastic measures were already on process by the Federal government to provide succor to the affected

houses.

“We have gone round and saw the houses that were affected, even though

the assessment is still going on, we are waiting for the Nigerian geologists to tell us the root of the problem and what will be the next plan of action for the occupants of this Communities,” Illalah

said.

He maintained that NEMA as an agency was responsible for managing emergency and disaster, adding, “We’ll do our best, we are now going back to Kaduna to write our report and send it to our principal at Abuja.

“We all know that this rock is the root of the problem but only the geological services will be able to tell us the cause of the tremor.”

He disclosed that the agency in Kaduna would make recommendations for

their principal in Abuja, adding that they would come back to the communities for assistance.

Some residents said they were living in total fears not knowing what will become of them and their area next.

On his part, the Assistant director of the Nigeria geological Science, Abuja, Mr Orobasala Ojo, said, “we have

carried out the assessment but we will go back and carry out the necessary test before the final report.”

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