The Kwara State governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assured residents of Ilorin, the state capital affected by Tuesday’s heavy rainstorm, of government’s assistance.
The governor gave this assurance in a statement by his senior special assistant on Media and Communication, Dr Muhideen Akorede.
Responding to the incident, which he described as unfortunate, Governor Ahmed sympathised with the victims of the rainstorm, and said government has commenced disaster assessment and evaluation of the damage done to determine the extent of assistance required.
According to the statement, the assessment was done by the Office of Emergency Management and Relief Services, in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, led by its secretary, Mrs Adaran Motunrayo.
Ahmed also called on residents to refrain from indiscriminate dumping of refuse and erection of structures on waterways, which he noted is capable of causing natural disasters, especially flooding.
Places visited by the Emergency Office officials are; Unity, Taiwo Isale, Taiwo Oke, Oko- Erin, Sultan Road, Stadium Road. Others are Adeta area, Agbo Oba, Mubo Street, Harmony Estate, Sango, River Basin and Fate area.