OVER 200 public and private buildings and other property worth millions of naira were on Monday evening destroyed by a heavy rainstorm that hit the town of Owo, Ondo State.
Residents and leaders of the community, which witnessed the first rain of the year after the storm, have therefore, appealed to governments and concerned agencies to assist them in rebuilding their town.
The duo of the state Commissioner for Special Duties, Niran Sule-Akinsuyi and a community leader, Tayo Aisida, whose family property were destroyed by the storm, said the extent of damage was such that assistance is needed by the mainly indigent population.
Bishop of Owo Circuit of the Methodist Church, Solomon Abayomi Adegbite, who was inspecting the damage done to the Saint Michael Church at Oke-Owo, said: “The congregation would certainly need government’s support because of the storm that completely destroyed our manse.”
Apart from buildings, many electric poles were damaged, thereby causing non-supply of electricity to many areas of the town, particularly Oke-Ogun Street and Ehin-Ogbe, where a major road was rendered inaccessible by a damaged pole.