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Rainstorm: Aiyedatiwa, Oladiji visit Ita-Ogbolu

By Josephine Oguntoyinbo & Adedotun Ajayi

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In response to the devastating rainstorm that struck Ita-Ogbolu, Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State on Tuesday, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the Speaker, have visited  the affected community.

Aiyedatiwa who expressed shock hearing that life was lost during the incident, sympathised with the people at the palace of the Ogbolu of Ita Ogbolu.

The Governor extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

“We thank God that it was not more than that, may God give the family of the woman who lost her life the fortitude to bear the loss. I have to come since I heard about the incident.

He assured the community that the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had been  assessing the damage and would provide necessary assistance to the victims.

“SEMA is actively working on the situation and will get the details and send them to the deputy governor whose office is in charge”

Aiyedatiwadisaster  government’s readiness to address such emergencies and promised to act promptly upon receiving the detailed reports from SEMA.

Highlighting the importance of preventive measures, Aiyedatiwa encouraged residents to plant more trees to mitigate the impact of future occurrence.

He expressed gratitude to the community and its traditional ruler for their peaceful coexistence.

Earlier, the State House of Assembly Speaker,Olamide Oladiji who accompanied the member representing the constituency, Kolawole Ologede to inspect the affected areas and also visited the palace, promised government’s prompt attention.

The Speaker said as an arm of government, the house will make recommendations to the appropriate quarters.

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Oladiji noted that it affected not only residentialbuildings  but also churches and Schools.

The lawmaker representing the constituency, Kolawole Ologede informed that over 200 houses were affectedrendering  many homeless.

The Ogbolu of Ita-Ogbolu, Oba Idowu Faborode, thanked the Governor and the Speaker for their concern ..

Recounting their losses,victims said that the rain which lasted for about 30 minutes damaged roofs, buildings among others, noting that they were still in shock and disbelief with the sad occurrence.

They appealed to the government to come to their aid

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