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Ogun SEMA distributes relief materials to rainstorm victims

The Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distrusted relief materials to those affected by rainstorm in the state, as part of efforts to ease the plight of victims of rainstorm in Ogun Waterside Local Government, Abigi.
The Director, Ogun SEMA, Mr. Olu-Folarin Ige, stated that the relief materials which includes, roofing sheets, bathing soaps, blankets, bags of cement, mats and nails were provided in accordance with the post storm assessment carried out by NEMA to ensure that the properties damaged could be restored.
Ige, in statement signed by the Agency’s Press Officer, Mr. Sesan Sodunke, appreciated the beneficiaries for their patience, steadfastness, assuring them that the state government would not relent in promptly addressing emergency issues in the state.
The Coordinator, NEMA, Lagos Territorial Office, Mr. Idris Muhammed, said the relief materials was not a compensation for their losses but an indication that the Federal government was interested in the well-being of the affected people.
He said the building materials was meant for the victims to rebuild their houses destroyed by rainstorms in order to get back to their normal life and work towards complete recovery.
Muhammed advised residents to make good use of the materials received so far, adding that Federal and State Emergency Agencies were on stand-by and red alert to react to any for of unforeseen disasters.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Funmilayo Ogoji and Mr. Moibi Adebayo, appreciated the agencies for the job well done, saying that they were really impressed that both the State and Federal governments were paying attention to their plights.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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