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Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses

Heavy Down Pour Storm Ilorin, Destroyed several Houses - community cries out, call for government assistance. Yesterday, it was a rainy experience for people within Ilorin metropolis as rain stormed the city and selectively destroyed several properties. The rainy experience was not favorable. The SATCOMMEDIA learnt that the rainstorm that occurred on Saturday night also displaced many people at Oke Ogun community, in Edun, Idiagbon community, in Emirs road, Isale-Gambari among other affected areas. Though no lives were lost in the incident. An eyewitness from the community affirmed the incident and call on government for assistance, as many people left were devastated with little or without hope of assistance from any quarters. He however, further stressed that, any assistance for non-governmental organizations would go along way in restoring the lost hope and further placed them back to normal life.

Oyeyemi Charges Parents On Exclusive Breastfeeding for Children

The Kwara State Commissioner For Finance and Planning, Mrs. Oyeyemi Olasumbo Florence in a release by Ayodeji Yusuf Amasa,
Media Assistant to Hon. Commissioner for Finance and Planning sent to Satcom Media has implored nursing mothers to prioritise exclusive breastfeeding for their children in a bid to ensure maximum strength, proper growth and nutritional safety.

Mrs Oyeyemi made the disclosure today while declaring open Kwara State Multisectoral Strategic Plan of Action for Food and Nutrition (KWMPFN) held in Ilorin, the state Capital.

She maintained that children in their earlier stages need nutritious food for rapid growth and development, while cautioning them against feeding them with condensed milks and other artificial foods.

According to her "Regular breastfeeding of babies between 0-6 months and eating of nutritious food by breastfeeding mothers will give them strength to always breastfeed their babies"

She advised especially breastfeeding mothers to maintain high level of personal hygiene and visit the hospital regularly for proper checkups and treatments that would help enhance the medical care of their babies. She assured them of Kwara State government support under the leadership of His Excellency, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

Dignitaries at the event include Kwara state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed; Commissioner for Communication, Alh Muritala Olanrewaju; Permanent Secretary Ministry of Planning, Alh AbdulKadir Shuaib Akanbi among others distinguished personalities.


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