The Nigerian Association of Water-Well Drilling Rig Owners and
Practitioners (AWDROP) has called on the Federal Government to take
measures that could reduce the effects of earthquake as 6 states with
land-ocean boundaries exist at the risk of possible earthquake.
at a press conference addressed by its National President, Mr. Michael
Ale, lamented that lack of Underground Water Abstraction Regulation in
Nigeria could easily induce earthquake and sea water intrusion, “hence
the need for government to ensure strict compliance in the
implementation of code of practice in borehole drilling” in the country.
said his Association had been informed of the salt water intrusion
affecting underground water usage and subsidence along the land-ocean
boundaries in shoreline areas. The areas are:
5. Cross River State
researchers from the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University
(OAU), Ile-Ife, led by Dr Adepelumi Adekunle Abraham, had submitted in
its report titled ‘Preliminary Assessment of Earth Tremor Occurrence in
Shaki Area, Shaki West Local Government, Oyo State, indicating an
impending ‘damaging earthquake’ in the next four years.
Culled- Daily trust