14th September, 2011
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has distributed relief materials to 89 flood victims in Ojodu Local Council Development Area.
The recipients are those affected by the Sunday 10 July heavy rainfall in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
Many people died while other lost properties in Ojodu as a result of the disaster caused by the deluge.
The materials distributed included rice, cement, blankets, towels, nylon, mats, wrappers, palm oil and detergent.
Chairman of the local council, Hon. Julius Oloro, said that the materials would go a long way in assisting the victims and enjoined the residents to desist from acts that could cause flooding in the state.
â€œImmediately it happened, we were able to assist them in our own little way and as a responsive government, we have been able to press through the state government for relief materials from the Federal Government.
â€œWhat we are doing is to show that our government cares for all our people without prejudice to where or what part of the country you come from or party you belong,â€ he said.
One of the victims, Titiloye Ojo who lost vehicles, electronic gadgets, deep freezer, refrigerator, washing machine, laptop, two desktops, including books worth N2 million thanked NEMA for the materials.
â€œFrom what we all experienced on Sunday 10 July, 2011, it was as if the world was coming to an end again because it rained for over 15 hours and a lot of the houses in our community were flooded, including mine,â€ he said.