Rainstorm Destroys Properties Worth Millions Of Naira In Plateau - DaOptimistic World




Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Rainstorm Destroys Properties Worth Millions Of Naira In Plateau

Rainstorm Destroys Properties Worth Millions Of Naira In Plateau
Plateau Rainstorm

As the nation and the whole world are worried about the deadly virus called "coronavirus," property worth millions of naira was destroyed on Monday, when some parts of the Plateau State reported their first year rainfall.

The rainstorm, which began around noon that fateful day was followed by a strong windstorm that blew off rooftops of more than fifty houses and left many families homeless.

The unfortunate incident that took place in Jibam District and surroundings of Pankshin LGA headquarters of the state's Plateau Central Senatorial Zone has thrown the inhabitants into confusion and panic as most of the people affected are stranded.

DAILYPOST Narrating the incident in Jos, a Jibam village resident, Samnaan Pebhilip, lamented that the storm had wrought unimaginable havoc on the town.
According to Pebhilip, who operates a block industry in the village, he said: "Most of us have lost property worth millions of Naira and the general mood in the community is one of desperation and frustration because our seedlings have been destroyed in the rainstorm as the wet season sets in."

However, when DAILYPOST contacted the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on what the agency is doing to ameliorate the sufferings of the affected persons, a Senior official of the agency who would not want her name in print said: “We are yet to receive an official report to that effect.”

She added that when the agency receives official communication regarding the incident, it “will send a team of professionals to go and assess the situation” with the view to providing palliative to those affected.

On how soon the “palliative” from the government be made available to the affected persons, the official lamented that the measures may take a while because, according to her, the “agency has been operating without a head (Executive Secretary) since the tenure of the former Executive Secretary elapsed more than two years ago.”

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