Rainstorm Destroy Over 100 Electric Poles, Properties In Ogun— NEMA

By Damilare Adeleye
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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that over 100 electric poles were affected in the last Sunday’s rainstorm destruction, occasioned by downpour in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was earlier reported that the downpour which lasted for about an hour and 20 minutes, destroyed some electrical installations in several communities, leaving the people in total darkness.

According to NEMA, properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed, while over 30 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident.

It, however, noted that no fatality was recorded.
NEMA’s South West Zonal Office in collaboration with Ogun State Emergency Management Agency( Ogun SEMA) on Friday carried out an on -the- Spot assessment of the rainstorm disaster in the local government area.

“The disaster affected properties worth millions of Naira such as residential buildings, shops,over 100 electric poles and township hail.

“Fortunately, no life was lost, but over 30 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident, the injured have been treated and discharged from the various Community health centers.

“The affected Community leaders commended the Federal and State Government for their timely response and appealed for support to cushion the effect of the disaster,” the agency said in a statement.

It was learnt that since the incident happened, many communities are still in darkness.