The victims of a dynamite-laden truck which exploded at Eleyowo, along Akure-Owo road, causing damages to buildings and other structures has been remembered.
NEMA Director General, Mr Muhammad Muhammed, while flagging off the distribution in Akure, said the token from the Federal Government was to ameliorate the losses suffered by persons affected by the disaster.
Muhammed, represented by Mr Olusegun Afolayan, Ekiti Head of Operations, said;
The gesture was the right thing to do after assessing the effect of the explosion on both the human and structures around the affected areas.
“I wish to use this medium to express our unreserved sympathy to the communities and Ondo State Government over the unfortunate dynamite explosion disaster that affected several people, their livelihoods and causing damage to property worth hundreds of millions of naira.
“These relief materials are a token from the Federal Government to ameliorate the sufferings incurred by the disaster on affected persons”.
“I implore the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously to lend credence to the federal government’s effort in bringing succor to the affected persons in the country.
“Let me remind us that while disaster does not just occur in a vacuum, whenever it strikes and our local communities which remains the most valued possession becomes seriously affected, “he said.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Mr Tayo Oluwatuyi, said the state government would soon compliment the kind gesture of NEMA to the affected victims.