Aiyedatiwa commiserates with Ita-Ogbolu residents over rainstorm disaster

By Precious Oluwole

The Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Saturday visited the people of Ita-Ogbolu in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State over the rainstorm that wreaked havoc on Tuesday.

Governor Aiyedatiwa, at the palace of Ogbolu of Ita-Ogbolu, said he had to come since he heard that a life was also lost to the incident.

The governor said the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had been on the ground to compile the affected houses and would ensure succour was given to the victims.

He said it was a disaster that no one planned for, and also appreciated God that the disaster of such magnitude did not kill more than one person and condoled with the family.

“We thank God that it was not more than that, may God give the family of the ones that lost her life the fortitude to bear the loss. I have to come since I heard about the incident.

“SEMA is on top of the situation and will get the details and send them to the deputy governor because it is under his office and later to my office.

“The government has arrangements for such disaster, I assure you that we will do the needful when we see the reports.

“It’s not planned, that’s why it is called natural disaster, farmers are praying for rain to plant, but we didn’t pray for such disaster to happen,” he said.

Aiyedatiwa later advised that residents should cultivate the habit of planting trees so that it would serve as a windbreaker.

“We can’t stop such occurrence, but we can help reduce the effect by planting trees,” he said.

He appreciated the people and the traditional ruler for coexisting peacefully.

The traditional ruler of the town, the Ogbolu of Ita-Ogbolu, Oba Idowu Faborode, appreciated the governor for the concern and show of love.

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