The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, has empathised with the families displaced by flood and expressed displeasure over the challenging experience of Lagosians any time it rains.
Though Jandor, as he is fondly called, alleged to have reached out to some of the victims earlier in the week, the situation became worrisome on Saturday with the torrential rain that has lasted for about seven hours.
In a statement made available to Freelanews, the main opposition party’s governorship candidate also claimed the disaster was preventable.
“I have received with worries, messages of families being displaced as a result of today’s downpour. It is disheartening to see the good people of the state suffer such neglect and huge discomfort. This disaster is preventable and avoidable at least to the barest minimum,” he said.
In his usual prompt reactions to events in the state, Jandor has put in place palliatives to mitigate the effect of the flood across the 20 Local Government areas of the state.
“In the interim, I have set up a Disaster Recovery Team across the state from our network of members to offer immediate assistance to the victims,” he said.
He, however, prayed that there will be no more loss of lives even as the rain still continues in some part of the state as he didn’t miss the beat to campaign for the upcoming election in the state.
“We will continue to patch up until we install a government we can jointly call our own and birth a breath of fresh air in Lagos,” he said.