The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu has said the Lagos State Government is set to commence cash relief payment to affected households of the rainstorm that ravaged Iragon-Iragbo, Ikoga Zebe, Togli, and Ajavie communities in Badagry, on Monday 25th May, this year. This would commence on Thursday the Special Adviser said.
CityMood had reported that an heavy downpour caused considerable damage to at least 30 households and a school building in the affected communities within Badagry.
When CityMood Correspondent asked the Special Adviser on development to alleviate the challenges faced by victims of the rainstorm during a visit of the Lagos State Governor to the area on Friday, Mr. Bonu said, “I can assure you that Mr. Governor is concerned about the welfare of all Lagosians and the victims of the rainstorm in Badagry are not an exemption. The government just needed time to enumerate the damages and the victims involved.
“Mr. Governor had directed the immediate payment of cash relief to households affected by the rainstorm and payment should be expected by Thursday, next week.
“Also, NEMA will also commence the distribution of food relief, roofing sheets and other amenities to make the damaged buildings habitable for the affected residents” Mr. Bonu added.
It would be recalled that the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the rainstorm caused considerable damage in the area.
“A number of homes have totally or partially collapsed while others had their roofs blown off by the heavy winds.
“We can confirm that the prototype school in the community, St Patrick’s Primary School suffered extensive damage.
“We have dispatched a team to conduct an enumeration of damaged properties and displaced persons, particularly elderly women and children, within the locality.” Dr. Oke-Osanyintolu was reported to have said when the incident occurred.