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Ekiti rainstorm victims get relief materials

Ekiti rainstorm victims get relief materials

From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
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Victims of rainstorm in Ekiti State have received relief materials and cash from the State Government.

The victims numbering about 600 were drawn from communities that suffered from the rainstorm that occurred on the March 8, 20 and April 2,  this year.

Performing the official flag off of the distribution of cash and relief materials in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, said the gesture was to demonstrate the commitment of the State government to alleviating the pains of the rainstorm victims.

Egbeyemi speaking through the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Tade Aluko, said the cash gift and relief items were palliative measures to ameliorate the loss the beneficiaries suffered during the rainstorm.

The relief materials distributed included food stuffs, iron roofing sheets, nails, asbestos, mattresses, clothes, detergents among others.

One of the beneficiaries was the Alare of Are-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, Oba Jacob Boluwade Adebiyi, whose palace roof was recently blown off by rainstorm that wreaked havoc in his community.

The Deputy Governor explained that the administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi would not relent in ensuring prompt intervention in whatever hardship the people of the State might be going through.

Egbeyemi stressed that the administration of Fayemi was committed to accountability and transparency in managing the commonwealth of the people.

He disclosed that the distribution of the relief material was a collaborative effort of both the State Government and Federal Government through National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

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While assuring that the state government would ensure prudent management of available resources meant for the victims,

Presenting his address, the Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja assured that his agency would continue to collaborate with relevant stakeholders towards efficient and effective disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response in managing disasters in the country.

Maihaja who was represented by Ekiti NEMA Head of Operations, Mr Olusegun Afolayan, called on well meaning individuals to join the agency in advocating for a disaster-free environment.

In his address, the General Manager of SEMA, Mr Jide Borode explained that beneficiaries were victims of the rainstorm that occurred around March and April this year in Ado, Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Oye local government areas of the State.

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