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Ijebu-North LG rainstorm victims receive relief materials

The Ogun State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed relief materials to rainstorm victims in Ijebu Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, TPL (Mrs.) Yetunde Dina, while distributing the relief materials at the Local Government Secretariat, Ijebu Igbo, said government’s swift response to the natural disaster was to ease the plight of the victims, which was in line with Governor Dapo Abiodun-led administration’s drive of making the welfare of the people its utmost priority.

Mrs. Dina, represented by the Director, Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Olufolarin Ige, said natural disaster was inevitable, assuring that the present administration would help the people overcome difficulties within its available resources, just as it would not relent in providing succour to those affected.

She said a Post-Storm assessment was carried out by NEMA to ascertain the level of the damage done by the rainstorm before the distribution exercise, listing the items distributed to include roofing sheets, bathing soaps, blankets, cement, mats, nails and mosquito nets.

The Head of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) in the area Prince Oduneye Adesanya, appreciated both the State and Federal Governments for showing concern to the people at the grassroots, adding that the items distributed was a pointer to government’s efforts at ameliorating the victims’ challenges.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Risikatu Okeowo and Mr. Folashade Oduyemi, commended the agencies for their continued support, saying the relief items would assist their families in the recovery process.

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 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.