National GeoHazards Monitoring Centre

NATIONAL GEOHAZARDS MONITORING CENTRE

The National Geohazard Monitoring Centre is responsible for research on natural hazards such as landslides, mudslides, erosions and volcanic activities in the country. The Centre in collaboration with other stakeholders embark on studies to evaluate the impact of hazardous natural phenomena and also predicts their effects on human infrastructure and ecosystem. It also recommends various mitigation plans and carry out public enlightenment to reduce the effect of these hazards. 

Projects

The Centre has been able to execute the following projects:

 

  • The mapping of gully erosion sites in Anambra State
  • Site specific studies of Mbanakwu Nnewichi Nnewi gully in Anambra State
  • Assessment of gully erosion hazard at Ndam Nnobi, Anambra State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Imo State
  • Site specific studies of Umuturu Urualla gully in Imo State
  • Site specific studies of Isu-Njaba gully in Imo State
  • Mapping of expansive clays in Gombe State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Cross River State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Abia State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Gombe State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Katsina State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Edo State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Kogi State
  • Mapping of gully erosion sites in Enugu State
  • Carried out collaborative community enlightenment programme with UNDP and Anambra State Government on watershed management
  • Monitoring and updating of gully erosion sites in Abia State
  • Public enlightenment/interactive section with stakeholders in Anambra State

Some Ad hoc assignments executed include:

  • The investigation of reported volcanic activity in Kwande Local Government of Benue State
  • Investigation of reported earth tremor in Kauru, Kaduna State
  • Investigation of purported volcanic eruption in Gombe State
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  • Investigation of Awgu massive landslide in Enugu State
  • Agwugune landslides in Cross River State
  • Rock avalanche in Oyan, Osun State
  • Ozu Item roadside slide investigation in Abia State
  • Investigation of landslide disaster at Amakor Nanka, Anambra State
  • Investigation of flood hazard disaster in Ibadan, Oyo State