The Ekiti State Government and National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) have distributed cash gifts and relief materials to 600 victims of rainstorm in the state.
The beneficiaries were victims of the rainstorm that occurred on the 8th, 20th of March and 2nd of April this year in Ado, Ilejemeje, Irepodun/Ifelodun and Oye local government areas.
Performing the official flag off of the distribution of cash and relief materials in Ado Ekiti yesterday, Deputy Governor Bisi Egbeyemi said the gesture was to demonstrate the commitment of the state government to alleviating the pains of the rainstorm victims.
Egbeyemi, who spoke through the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Tade Aluko, said the cash gift and relief items were palliative measures to ameliorate the loss the beneficiaries suffered during the rainstorm.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, the relief materials distributed included food stuffs, iron roofing sheets, nails, asbestos, mattresses, clothes, and detergents among others.
One of the beneficiaries was the Alare of Are-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, Oba Jacob Boluwade Adebiyi, whose palace roof was blown off by rainstorm that wreaked havoc in his community.
The deputy governor explained that the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi would not relent in ensuring prompt intervention in whatever hardship the people of the State might be going through.