Akoko rainstorms victims get succour
By Evelyn Omotoye
Victims of rainstorms that ravaged some Akoko towns barely a week ago received a fresh breath of life yesterday as the state government donated relief materials to the affected victims.
The items donated included several boundles of roofing sheets, various sizes of nails and other accessories.
It will be recalled that residents of Ikare and Supare Akoko witnessed the fury of nature with houses destroyed by the rainstorms that left devastating effects.
The rainstorms which occurred in the two towns had earlier wreaked havoc in Ikare Akoko rendering many homeless.
During the occurrence in Ugbe Akoko, places worst hit included Igbede, Ishakunmi and Oyinmo quarters while over 70 percent of the houses including schools and the police station in the town were badly affected. In Ugbe Akoko it was the same story.
With palpable joy radiating on his face while receiving the items on behalf of his community, the Onisupare of Supare, Oba Adedeji Adejoro, lauded the timely intervention of the state government in being responsive to the plights of the people.
According to him, it was unprecedented in the history of the state to receive such help from government within a very short notice, adding that the people were not expecting anything this early until they began to see the items coming in.
He maintained that the gesture of government would go a long way to ameliorate the pains of victims of the rainstorm.
Also speaking, another beneficiary at Ikare Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area, Mr. Lucas Omotosho expressed gratitude to government, saying he can now have more confidence in government promises under the present administration as against what was the practice.
In his remarks while handing over the items to beneficiaries, the State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi said the gesture was in demonstration of government’s commitment to the welfare of it citizens.
The Deputy Governor noted that though government was still looking at further measures to come to the aid of the people, the immediate donation of the roofing materials became imperative to safe the affected houses from further damages.
It would be recalled that rainstorm recently damaged the area while Ajayi had since led a state delegation to assess the level of damages last week with a view to salvaging the situation.