Properties worth about 100million naira were destroyed by rainstorm in Aisegba and Agbado Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State recently.
The damaged properties include the old palace of the traditional ruler of Aisegba and almost 60 other buildings in the community while about 40houses also had their roofs blown off in Agbado.
Conducting the General Manager of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Jide Borode round for an on-the-spot assessment of the affected area, the Apalufin of Aisegba, Oba Solomon Omotoyinbo solicited the assistance of the State government as well as public-spirited individuals and corporate organisations towards renovating the affected buildings.
Oba Omotoyinbo stressed the importance of the old palace to the community, emphasising the building remained a historical object that must be preserved for future generation.
In her remarks, the Regent of Agbado Ekiti, Mrs. Okunbobade Oke lamented that most of the houses in her community were affected adding that many residents of the town were virtually homeless.
The General Manager of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Jide Borode who explained that he was in the area for an on-the-spot assessment of the natural disaster, assured that the State Government would continue to provide succour for people in the State without bias for their political affiliation and religion.
Mr. Borode however reiterated the need for people in the State to plant trees around their homes adding that the move would protect communities from rainstorms and whirlwind.