Reps to investigate tremour in Saki-West, Oyo State

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The House of Representatives on Thursday, mandated its Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Habitat to investigate reported persistent earth vibration/tremour in Saki-West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The House also urged the committee to conduct environmental impact assessment in the area affected by the tremour.
This followed a motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Rep. Olajide Olatubosun (Oyo-APC), which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.

The committee is to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Environment and other relevant agencies for the investigation.

Moving the motion, Olatubosun said there had been persistent reports of earth vibration/tremour in Saki.

He said buildings and other physical structures in the affected areas shook violently any time the earth vibration occurred.

The lawmaker stated that the earth vibration had created a large number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who he said had vacated their homes, farmlands and places of business.

He added that the attendant social dislocation had brought untold hardship on the people as thousands of them were already cut-off from their homes and sources of livelihood.

The House also mandated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to urgently provide camps and relief materials for the affected IDPs to ameliorate their suffering.

The House urged the committee to report its findings within one week for further legislative action.

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