26th July, 2011
The Kwara State Government has appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to urgently assist victims of last weekâ€™s flood and rainstorm disaster in the state.
Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, the Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on Relief, made the call on Monday while inspecting the sites of the disaster in Okekere, Abatasukere and Kalmaldeen in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara.
He said that the appeal became necessary in view of the fact that some of the residents had been sacked from their abode due to the perennial flooding in the area.
Abdullahi, therefore, urged NEMA to support the state in addressing the challenge and also provide relief for the victims.
The special adviser, who also visited Adewole Ward which was also affected by the disaster, pledged the state governmentâ€™s assistance to the victims.
At Asa Local Government, the Vice Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Saka Obalana, thanked the state government for its prompt response on the matter.
He noted that some communities including Ogbondoroko, Ajia and Owode Oja were seriously affected by the rain storm and urged the state government to assist the affected communities.
At Oyun local government, the Special Adviser visited Budo Alufa where rainstorm disaster affected most of the houses within the community and assured that of the state governmentâ€™s preparedness to support them in rehabilitating their houses.
While conducting the Special Adviser round the affected areas, the Chairman of Oyun Local Government, Alhaji Ibrahim Omoniyi, said the council would assist the community and also solicited the state governmentâ€™s assistance