…13 electricity poles were affected

… Children must not play outside, sent on errands hours before rainfall

… School authorities should train children to hide under furniture against falling objects

…We must avoid taking refuge under temporary structures and trees

The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) said that at least 130 houses and 228 families have been affected following incidents of storms and rainfall.

According to Southwest coordinator Zonal Office, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, an assessment by NEMA has shown that some houses have been impacted to various degrees across Lagos State.

He said that major occurrences of the 1st and 15th of May, 2023 recorded serious wind and rain storms without any casualty or fatality but with attendant damages to public and private buildings.

He added: “The Agency carried out an assessment of Agboyi one, Agboyi two, Agboyi 3, Odo Ogun communities in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State had about 130 houses either partially or fully affected with about 228 families involved, the incident occurred on May 1st.

“While the incident of 15th May, 2023 affected about 98 buildings in Agege; Ifako Ijaye; Ikola, Isale Aboru and Oke Ishagun located in Alimoso Local Government Area of Lagos State with about 108 families affected.

“About 13 electricity poles were affected in the areas

“Nigerians must exercise utmost restraint on their activities, especially during working hours. Children must not be allowed to play outside or be sent on errands hours before rainfall.

“School authorities must be protective and train the children to hide under their furniture to protect them from the effect of falling objects. We must avoid taking refuge under temporary structures and trees.”

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