Rainstorm: ODSG pledges support for victims
By Evelyn Omotoye
A 140-year-old man, Pa Mustapha Bada, one of the victims of the rainstorm in Supare Akoko of the Akoko South West local government area of Ondo State and others have appealed to the government to come to their rescue.
The victims who lamented while recounting their losses to the disaster, pleaded with the government to, assist them fix their roofs which were blown off by the rainstorm, saying they have nowhere to lay their heads.
Meanwhile, the state deputy governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi had yesterday led the state delegation to inspect the level of wreckage of the rainstorm in the affected communities.
Ajayi said he received the news of the destruction by the rainstorm with sadness, describing it as a clear case of a natural disaster.
He noted that natural disaster of sort could happen as a result of change in climatic condition, urging the residents to be calm.
The Deputy Governor stated that the state officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are already in the affected communities to ascertain the damage caused by the rainstorm in order to ameliorate the plights of the victims.
He reiterated the commitment of Akeredolu led administration towards delivering dividends of democracy and assured that it will not delay in provide immediate response in order to cushion the effects of the incident.
Ajayi stressed the need for the residents of the state to be vigilant and conscious of the fact that the rainy season has just begun and more attention should be geared towards adequate protection of lives and property.
He however urged the people to desist from dumping refuse into river channels, saying it could lead to flooding and other preventable disasters.
The rainstorm which occurred on Sunday morning reportedly wreaked havoc on about 500 buildings in Supare and Ikare Akoko Communities, blowing off house roofings.
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