ABUJA, Nigeria – Abba Moro, the Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, on Tuesday, brought to the notice of the Senate the rainstorm that swept through Ai-Fam community of Owukpa, in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State, causing serious damages to lives and property.
Senator Moro informed his colleagues that on April 25, 2020, there was an all-night rainfall in the community.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ameh Godwin, the Senator noted with grave pain that the heavy downpour was accompanied by a heavy windstorm, which brought down over 150 buildings, valuables and several means of livelihood worth millions of naira.
He expressed great concern that the full-blown rainy season was approaching and that scores of people in the community have no roof over their heads.
According to him, over two hundred people in that community had been injured and rendered homeless.
The Comrade-Senator also said that the roofs of 1,000 capacity St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, the Ahor market, and the LGEA Primary School were all blown off.
He, however, pleaded with the Senate to urge the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to quickly mobilize focal persons to supply relief and rehabilitation materials to the community to mitigate the sufferings of those affected by the windstorm.