By Bukola Olamona
Not fewer than 28 schools across the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo state have benefitted from the relief materials distributed by the State government to alleviate the damage done by the May 5, 2018 rainstorm that wrecked havoc in the state.
The relief materials which was arranged through the office of the Deputy Governor was given out to principals of schools to alleviate the havoc done by the rainstorm was distributed to the school principals at the Owena Mass Transport Company Limited, Akure.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mr Femi Agagu said the state government decided to give them the relief materials because of the enormity of the damage done.
He also disclosed that the state government has approved another batch of relief materials which includes blocks, long span aluminium, roofing sheets, ceiling, cash gifts and many more.
According to him “when you have a passionate governor, you should expect things like this”.
Speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Rev Akin Asaniyan said government will continue to give facelift to education in the state so as not to lack anything.
He called on the schools to prioritise what they want to do and make good use of what was given them.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Governors office, Mrs Cecilia Alabi said this is an intervention to cushion the effect of the damage done and called on them to ensure that they make judicious use of the equipment given.
In an interview, the Ondo State Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Chief Abimbola Omoloja who said on behalf of all the parents and students appreciated the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for being a listening governor and for his heartfelt concern for the citizenry.