The Director, Ogun SEMA, Mr Olu-Folarin Ige, stated that the relief materials which includes, roofing sheets, bathing soaps, blankets, bags of cement, mats and nails were provided in accordance with the post storm assessment carried out by NEMA to ensure that the properties damaged could be restored.
Ige, in statement signed by the Agency’s Press Officer, Mr Sesan Sodunke, appreciated the beneficiaries for their patience, steadfastness, assuring them that the state government would not relent in promptly addressing emergency issues in the state.
The Coordinator, NEMA, Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Idris Muhammed, said the relief materials was not a compensation for their losses but an indication that the Federal government was interested in the well-being of the affected people.
He said the building materials was meant for the victims to rebuild their houses destroyed by rainstorms in order to get back to their normal life and work towards complete recovery.
Muhammed advised residents to make good use of the materials received so far, adding that Federal and State Emergency Agencies were on stand-by and red alert to react to any for of unforeseen disasters.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Funmilayo Ogoji and Mr Moibi Adebayo, appreciated the agencies for the job well done, saying that they were really impressed that both the State and Federal governments were paying attention to their plights.