(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The fury of nature was recently unleashed on the indigenes of Erinmope-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, on Friday the 19th of March, 2021, as heavy rains, accompanied by fierce winds wrecked unimaginable havoc on their environment, property and sources of livelihood.
Consequent to the mysterious downpour, which was said to be the first of its kind in the community’s history, approximately 200 homes were reportedly destroyed, while over 1,000 were rendered homeless. Also affected by the devastating rainstorm, was Saint Jude Catholic Church, Saint George’s Primary Schools, both of which had their rooftops blown off, while other valuables were lost.
The effects of the rainstorm have brought severe hardship upon the unfortunate victims of this natural disaster. These casualties of nature’s anger have been appealing to the government of Governor Ayodele Fayemi to come to their aid.
Following the disaster, the Chairman of the Ekiti State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Capt Sunday Adebomi, during an assessment visit to the disaster area, promised that the state government would do all within its powers to alleviate the sordid conditions of those affected by the rainstorm.
Agenda Watchdog is, however, appealing to the Kayode Fayemi-led Ekiti State Government to march its words with commensurate action by accelerating its efforts towards ameliorating the pitiable conditions of the indigenes of Erinmope-Ekiti community who have become refugees in neighbouring communities consequent to the ravaging effects of the deluge.
Considering the fact that most of the victims of this tragic incident are farmers by profession, who have used up most of their savings in buying yam tubers for cultivation during the fast approaching planting season, the need for government to speed up relief efforts becomes all the more expedient.
Again, the people of Erinmope-Ekiti are advised to henceforth plant more trees in their environs to help check the attendant effects from future upheavals of nature such as the one they just experienced.
Agenda Watchdog also sympathizes with the unfortunate victims of this outburst of nature’s fury, thanking God that no live was lost.