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Oyo Government Commences Scientific Investigation On Suspected Earth Tremor In Saki

Oyo State Government has commenced a scientific investigation on the validity of the suspected earth tremor in Saki.

Chairman, Oyo State Minerals Development Agency, Mr. Abiodun Oni stated this during a fact-finding visit to Saki West Local Government Area of the State.

He said the scientific research on the suspected earth tremor is being carried out at a seismograph center located in Ilorin, Kwara State and explained that the result would also highlight causes of the tremor if truly the story is true.

Mr Oni maintained that till date there has been no proof that what happened was a tremor and urged people living in the affected areas in the Local Government not to panic as there was no imminent sign of danger as a result of the incident.

He reiterated the commitment of Governor Seyi Makinde to security of lives and property in the State stressing that safety of people is the top priority of any responsible government.

In a remark, a German Geologist, Mr. Andy Friese noted that the sound of the suspected earth tremor is natural and has no risk on the lives of the people urging the residents of the area not to develop fear because of the occurrence.

One of the community leaders, Alhaji AbdulGaniy OkeAran appreciated the state government for the prompt action towards the suspected earth tremor.

Ridwan Fasasi

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