Ekweremadu Sympathises with Victims of Enugu Rainstorm
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has sympathised with the people of Enugu State affected by the rainstorm, which wreaked havoc on parts of the State.
Ekweremadu, who is currently attending the Afro-Arab Parliamentary Economic Forum in Rabat, Morocco, as the Chairman of the Nigeria-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group, reacted to the incident on Wednesday.
He described the incident, which resulted in the destruction of many homes, farms, schools, and other public amenities in Agbogugu, Awgu Local Government Area (LGA) and parts of Nkanu East LGA as a natural disaster.
“I received the news of the destruction recently visited on parts of Enugu State by a rainstorm with sadness.
“It was a clear case of a natural disaster, and we can only encourage various government agencies and public-spirited individuals to help provide immediate relief to the affected communities”, he said.
The lawmaker was full of commendation for the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his immediate and humane responses to the disaster.
He assured: “we stand with the people at time like this and am confident they will bounce back soon”.
“I am particularly grateful to Governor Ugwuanyi for his humane and immediate efforts in reaching out to the affected communities, some of which are also in Enugu West Senatorial District.
“Apart from directing the Enugu State Emergency Management Agency to urgently provide shelter and relief materials to the affected communities, he has also personally visited the areas to have a firsthand assessment of the situation and encourage the people.
“This is no doubt a mark of leadership”, Ekweremadu added.
Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate