The Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed relief materials to rainstorm victims in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, TPL (Mrs) Yetunde Dina, while distributing the relief materials at the Local Government Secretariat, Ijebu-Igbo, said government’s swift response to the natural disaster was to ease the plight of the victims, which was in line with Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration’s drive of making the welfare of the people its utmost priority.
Mrs Dina, represented by the Director, Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Olufolarin Ige, said natural disaster was inevitable, assuring that the present administration would help the people overcome difficulties within its available resources, just as it would not relent in providing succour to those affected.
She said a Post-Storm assessment was carried out by NEMA to ascertain the level of the damage done by the rainstorm before the distribution exercise, listing the items distributed to include roofing sheets, bathing soaps, blankets, cement, mats, nails and mosquito nets.
The Head of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) in the area Prince Oduneye Adesanya, appreciated both the State and Federal Governments for showing concern to the people at the grassroots, adding that the items distributed was a pointer to government’s efforts at ameliorating the victims’ challenges.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Risikatu Okeowo and Mr Folashade Oduyemi, commended the agencies for their continued support, saying the relief items would assist their families in the recovery process.