A rescue team, comprising officials of the Kwara State Emergency Management Agency (KWASEMA), has recovered remains of a victim of last Wednesday flood in Ilorin metropolis, Latifat Adeyemi.
Latifat, a student of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin was reportedly going to Maraba motor park, few metres from her Mubo residence, Ilorin, when she slipped into flooded drainage.
TribuneOnline gathered that the remains of Miss Latifat Adeyemi were recovered on Friday along Asa river path near Sobi community, Ilorin, while she had since been buried according to Islamic rites same day.
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Meanwhile, the state government has said that it placed a high premium on the lives of its citizens and could not afford to lose any to another disaster.
Speaking in Ilorin on Tuesday when he received the rescue team, the state deputy governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, commended the efforts made by the KWASEMA in the search for the remains of Latifat Adeyemi.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had on last Thursday ordered a search team to immediately look for the remains of the flood victim.
The Deputy Governor condoled with the family of the deceased while he appreciated the efforts made by the divers in the recovery of the remains of Miss Latifat Adeyemi for burial.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Alhaji Isiaq Al-Amin, who led the team consisting of the Secretary, Kwara State Emergency Management Agency, Mrs Adaran, the Director of Environment, Mr. Sunday Ajide, Chairman of Kwara Divers, Mr. Mohammed Jimoh and a member of Kwara Diver, Mr. Suleiman Abdulmalik said the remains of Miss Latifat Adeyemi was recovered on Friday along Asa river path near Sobi.
It was gathered that the last Wednesday downpour caused instant flooding of the area owing to what residents called the poor construction of the Asa drainage.