Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rainstorm destroys 100 homes and other public amenities in Enugu state

GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
has paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to
scenes of the rainstorm that led to the
destruction of about 100 homes, schools, a
poultry farm and other public amenities at
Agbogugu, Awgu Local Government Area of the
state.
Ugwuanyi
While at the disaster scenes, Ugwuanyi
sympathised with the affected persons and
informed them of the decision of his
administration to provide shelters and relief
materials to cushion the effect of their loss.
The governor had in the wake of the natural
disaster on Monday night, which also wreaked
havoc at Ugbawka, Nkanu East Local
Government Area, “sympathized with the
affected persons and directed the Enugu State
Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, to
commence immediate response by providing
shelters and relief materials to the affected
persons.”
He assured the persons affected by the disaster
that his administration will “do everything
possible to protect and provide them with the
necessary assistance”, reassuring the people
of the state of the government’s commitment
to their welfare and security of lives and
property.
Speaking on behalf of the people of the area,
the traditional ruler of Eziama Agbogugu
autonomous community, Igwe Desmond
Chukwu expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi
for “his prompt visit and response through the
provision of relief materials and other
assistance.”
He described the natural disaster as
devastating and unfortunate, disclosing that the
last time they experienced such havoc was in
1979.
“The state government’s intervention was a
welcome development and would go a long way
to cushion the effect of the losses, as we pray
that such calamity does not happen again,” he
said.

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