Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with families whose dwellings were affected in Saturday night’s heavy rainstorm in different parts of the state.
“The Governor is saddened by the havoc wreaked on various households in Ilorin, the state capital, and indeed elsewhere across the state by the heavy rain storm. He sends his heartfelt commiseration and a message of hope to such families in this trying time,” according to a statement on Sunday morning by his chief press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“As part of his proactive measures to mitigate the effect of this natural disaster which had been predicted by the NIMET, the Governor had last week visited various Federal Government agencies including the NEMA to seek special relief for Kwara. The state government is again urging the Federal Government to urgently consider Kwara State for special support. The Governor, for his part, is immediately setting up a special disaster response team to collate data of areas affected and determine how the state government can offer support based on available resources. That response team will be announced shortly .
“The Governor is also aware of the damage to electric poles during the storm. He has directed relevant agencies to quickly fix the poles as soon as possible to avoid further damage and ensure the restoration of power services.”
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency,(NEMA), the federal government and the Kwara state have been urged to assist and provide temporary measures to victims of heavy rainfall in Ilorin, the state capital.
This is contained in a statement by the Ilorin Emirate Youth Development Association signed by the National President, Alh Abdullahi Babatunde Salaudeen and the National Publicity Secretary, Alh Mohammed Jagunma in Ilorin.
The statement said the call became necessary especially during this period that coronavirus pandemic as paralyzed business activities in the country.
The Ilorin Emirate Youth advised the state government, cooperate organizations and individuals to urgently make provisions for those affected by the heavy rainfall because the incident has make them homeless.
The IEYDA urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Ecological Fund and related agencies to be proactive in tackling the menace of flooding in the country.
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