Kwara State Government has declared to support households affected by heavy downpour in the state, while commiserating with them profusely.
The heavy downpour, which occurred yesterday, Saturday’s night, wreaked havoc to different families in Ilorin, the state capital and beyond.
A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, government spokesperson, hinted that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has set up a response team to investigate the problem.
It also added that the government would quickly fix affected electric poles to restore power supply, while seeking immediate special support from the Federal Government.
According to it, “The Governor is saddened by the havoc wreaked on various households in Ilorin, the state capital, and indeed elsewhere across the state by the heavy rain storm. He sends his heartfelt commiseration and a message of hope to such families in this trying time.
“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.”