The second batch of 21 beneficiary-households of the recent Badagry rainstorm disaster has been presented with cash palliatives ranging from N200,000 to 500,000 by the Lagos State Government.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony, Mr. Hodewu Suru Avoseh, a Commissioner at the Lagos State Civil Service Commission and an indigene of Badagry, said the cash distribution was in fulfilment of the present administration’s pledge to protect the lives of Lagosians and compensate residents affected by the incident.
He expressed joy for witnessing and participating in the presentation of the cash support to the 21 families at the event, held at the Town Hall of the Badagry Local Government.
Avoseh commended the present administration for alleviating his people’s sufferings and for the recent approval of five major projects in the area which included the dualisation of Aradagun to Gbakon road junction.
Also commenting, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in addition to the speedy reconstruction of the devastated communities, various cash donations were made by the State government, through the Agency, to affected residents depending on the level of damage suffered.
While thanking the State Government for supporting the victims, he implored residents to remain calm and peaceful, promising that all the victims would receive their payments in batches.
Responding on behalf of the Community, Chief Sedowhe Francis, Baale of Iragon-Thogili, thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for the State government’s prompt response to the plight of his people through LASEMA.
Recall that the first batch of 31 beneficiary-households of the rainstorm that affected four communities at Badagry in May 2020 received their cash relief payments a week earlier.