By Opeyemi Adeoti.
Kwara State Government on Wednesday began the disbursement of N92.5m to 2,300 victims of the recent rainstorm in Ilorin, the state capital in which each the victim of three categories got between N25,000 and N100,000 of preloaded ATM cards.
Addressing newsmen after the flag off of the exercise, the Chairman of the Implementation Committee on Ilorin Rainstorm Disasters, Hajia Habibat Yusuf said the gesture was in line with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s commitment to cushion the effects of the disaster on the victims.
She said that disbursement is about giving succour to the victims of last year’s rainstorm in Ilorin as part of state government’s way of alleviating their sufferings of affected people in Ilorin.
She stated that 2300 victims will benefit from the state government’s relief fund to assist the victims in three categories depending on the level of damages, disclosing that each victim will receive N25,000, N50,000 and N100,000.
“There was an initial rainstorm committee which did the evaluation of the damage. The committee visited all the victims and submitted their report to the government. It is their recommendations that we were tasked to implement after further due process was conducted to ensure transparency”, she stressed.
Hajia Yusuf explained that preloaded ATM cards were being presented to each beneficiary in which they could make instant withdrawal from any ATM point.
One of the beneficiaries Soliu Afeez Kayode, who spoke with newsmen, commended Governor AbdulRazaq for the support to the victims which he said would serve as a relief to all the victims.
“Firstly, I will like to thank Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. He is a tested and trusted person. I received a call yesterday afternoon to come here and today I have received the sum of N25,000 as a relief fund,” he said,
Another beneficiary, Mallam Sa’adu Abdulfatah expressed appreciation to the state governor for his support in bringing succour to the victims.