The Ekiti State Government has given financial relief of over N2.2 million to 19 victims of fire disaster across the 16 local government areas.
Each of the beneficiaries received N120,000 cash to provide relief for them and identify with them in their time of need.
Distributing the cash to the beneficiaries in his office on Thursday, the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, sympathized with them o the loss of their properties.
A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, explained that the presentation was witnessed by the officials of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
The Deputy Governor assured that the Kayode Fayemi administration would continue to prioritize the welfare of people in the state.
Egbeyemi urged residents of the state to be more careful in handling electrical appliances and prevent anything that could cause fire outbreak in their areas.
SEMA General Manager, Mr. Olajide Borode, observed that the gesture was part of the four-point agenda of the present administration in terms of giving succor to the people.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Chief Johnson Ogunleye, from Iroko Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area, appreciated the state government for the gesture which he described as very timely.
The beneficiaries expressed joy with the gesture and prayed for the success of the Fayemi administration.
Last modified: June 20, 2019