Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, recently visited the people of Ibefun in Odogbolu Local Government Area, who were affected by rainstorm, with a promise that his administration would response adequately to any form of disaster in any part of the state to ensure that those affected do not suffer unnecessarily.
Abiodun who made the promise while inspecting damaged buildings and public facilities caused by the recent rainstorm in the area, sympathized with people and thanked God that no life was lost.His words: “We are here to see the level of damage caused by yesterday’s downpour. I sympathise with you and I thank God that no life was lost. I want to assure you that we will stand by you at these trying times.”
The governor said government officials from the state’s Emergency Management Agency would visit the area to ascertain the number of houses and other facilities affected and the extent of damage for prompt action to be taken. He explained that his presence was to assure the people that government would not forget them.
According to him, “We will send government officials to come and assess the extent of damage so that we can know how to go about assisting those that were affected. Please, form a small committee to liaise with those that we will send so that we can know what to do to assist those affected.”A community leader, Hon. Ezekiel Agbaoye, while addressing the governor, said the havoc was caused by torrential rain that pulled down about 100 houses. The storm, he said, blew away roofs of buildings and uprooted electric polls.Also speaking, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanni, pleaded with the state government to help in rehabilitating roads in the area as this would help in moving farm produce to neighbouring markets.