Following the wreckages due to a rainstorm in Oyo town on Monday, the Oyo State Government has commenced arrangements to compensate the victims with relief materials.
According to residents, Ogunsina Ibukun and Akinola Sikiru, a journalist, the storm rendered many people homeless as it blew off roofs.
It also “badly affected” some transformers and electric cables, which may cause power outage in many Oyo communities, Messrs Akinola and Ogunsina told PREMIUM TIMES.
The communities affected included Adikuta, Cele, Agunpopo, Owode, Isokun, Idi-Ose, Odo Aro, Jabata and Adesina, falling within Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West local government areas of the ancient town.
The Caretaker Chairman of Oyo West local government, Adesoji Ojoawo, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday that the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had directed all the council chairmen in the town to visit the affected areas to arrange modalities for distribution of relief materials to the victims.
“The government has commenced arrangement to compensate the victims of the rain storm in Oyo. In fact, the Governor has directed that we (local government chairmen) visit all these places to determine how the victims will be assisted and the modalities for the distribution of relief materials,” Mr. Ojoawo said.
Confirming Mr. Ojoawo’s claim, Mr. Ogunsina said he was at Owode area of the town “waiting for Oyo East local government bus to convey us to the affected places as directed by the governor.”
One of the victims at Odo Aro said the local government officials had visited them.