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EARTHQUAKE: FG TO ASSESS IMPACT ON NIGERIAN WEATHER

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BY VICTORIA OJEME
ABUJA-The Federal Government has said it will soon organise a forum of experts to assess the impact of the recent earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japanese on Nigeria.

Director General of National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Seidu Mohammed, who disclosed this at the 4th meeting of the Governing Board of African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English, ARCSSTE-E, yesterday, said notwithstanding the geographical distance between the countries, there were already some visible impact on the Nigerian environment.

According to him, 'we are coming up with a workshop on the current environmental problem in Japan so that we can assemble experts to talk on that.

'The Japanese problem, we believe, has moved the orbital axis by some centimeters and we expect that it will have some impact on our weather, telecommunications, and our infrastructure  because Nigeria has invested so much on infrastructure.

'We expect that experts should come together and look at it so that we can effectively advise the public on what to do.'

He said reports from spatial data showed that crystal movement occurs everyday in different scales in Nigeria, but noted that the impact had been insignificant environmentally.