Over 1,000 residents of Erimope-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State have been rendered homeless, following the rainstorm that destroyed 200 houses in the community.
The stormy downpour which started at about 6:pm on Friday 12th March, 2021, caused havoc on residential buildings in the town with the displaced now taking refuge in close-by communities.
While inspecting the wreckage at the weekend, Chairman, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Capt. Sunday Adebomi (rtd), described the incident as novel in the history of the community and the entire local government.
Properties destroyed include: private homes, two public primary schools and auditoria belonging to a Pentecostal and Catholic Churches in the town, roofing sheets of different makers, kitchen utensils, foams, household materials, electrical poles and appliances.
The SEMA boss in his words said: “The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi was particularly happy that no life was lost during the storm, which affected about 200 houses in this town.”
“The government commiserates with the victims and I advise our people to as a matter of urgency embark on the planting of trees in their environment. The move would further avoid future occurrence”.
He promised that the government is making frantic efforts to compile the names of affected people and see how they can be compensated.