By Kayode Adeoti
The Kwara State Government has reiterated its commitment to put smiles on the faces of people whose property were affected by rainstorm across the state, penultimate week.
This was contained in a statement issued at the weekend and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, Issa Muhammed.
According to the statement, the office of the Emergency Management and Relief Services has visited different places within the state in order to ascertain areas, level of the destruction and to assist the individuals who are affected in the disaster.
The leader of the agency, Mrs Adaran Motunrayo has informed those affected by the rainstorm that the state government is already taking steps and strategising on how to assist the victims by reducing their pain and ameliorating their suffering.
Part of the statement reads, “…the state government will only complement their efforts because there is no amount of relief material that will be equitable to the ones lost. Government will not rest in its effort towards assisting the masses and the less privileged in the society.”
In his remarks, the Chairman of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Fatai Garuba while receiving the team, appreciated Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for making the welfare of residents of the state a priority.
He further used the opportunity to advice members of Labaka community to imbibe the culture of tree planting and to avoid indiscriminate cutting of trees for charcoal business and other purposes.
Other areas visited by the team included Ekan Nla in Oke-Ero Local Government Area where several roofs were blown off by the heavy down pour.
Receiving the team on behalf of the Elekan of Ekan, Oba Michael Asaolu Afolayan, High Chief Thomas Asaolu, he applauded Governor Ahmed for his service to humanity especially in the area of providing relief to needy in the society.
Recall that hundreds of residents were displaced across the state after their buildings were destroyed by torrential down pour penultimate week.