Following incessant floods due to heavy rainfall in the state, the Kwara State Government has set up an emergency response team to attend to flood crisis within the state.
The Kwara state Governor also commiserated with families whose dwellings were affected in Saturday night’s heavy rainstorm in different parts of the state.
In the press statement released by Mr Rafiu Ajakaye the Press Secretary to the Governor, the Governor noted that the damage cause by the heavy downpour in the state capital and elsewhere within the state is saddening.
“As part of his proactive measures to mitigate the effect of this natural disaster which had been predicted by the NIMET, the Governor had last week visited various Federal Government agencies including the NEMA to seek special relief for Kwara. The state government is again urging the Federal Government to urgently consider Kwara State for special support. The Governor, for his part, is immediately setting up a special disaster response team to collate data of areas affected and determine how the state government can offer support based on available resources. That response team will be announced shortly
“The Governor is also aware of the damage to electric poles during the storm. He has directed relevant agencies to quickly fix the poles as soon as possible to avoid further damage and ensure the restoration of power services.” The press statement reads.308