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By: Ade Adeleke
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi today inspected and sympatised with the people affected by the recent rainstorm, which wreaked havoc on about 500 buildings in Supare and Ikare Akoko Communities.
Ajayi said he received the news of the destruction with sadness, describing it as a clear case of a natural disaster.
The Deputy Governor noted that the state officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are already in the affected communities to ascertain the damage caused by the rainstorm in order to ameliorate the plights of the victims.
In a Statement, Leke Akeredolu, Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Office of Ondo State Deputy Governor quoted Ajayi to have assured that the State Government will provide immediate response in order to cushion the effects of the incident.
The deputy governor stressed the need for the residents of the state to be vigilant and conscious of the fact that the rainy season has just begun and more attention should be geared towards adequate protection of lives and property.
Ajayi, however, urged the people to desist from dumping refuse and other irrelevant items that can hinder easy flow of erosion.