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[Ibadan]–The first major rainstorm recorded this year in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, March 3, has destroyed several property worth millions of Naira.

The rain which caused heavy flooding at Ashi, Bodija, Lagelu, Agodi, and other areas in the Ibadan metropolis led to the destruction of schools, houses, electricity poles and cables.

Some of the affected schools include St Stephen Primary School, Alegongo, St. James Primary School, Agodi and a primary school at Iyana Church.

The schools’ roofs were blown off; many homes were reportedly flooded, especially at Ashi Bodija, Ibadan.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Prof Joseph Olowofela described the damage as shocking.
“It is shocking. The damage is extensive but we thank God that there was no life lost. Some of the schools’ roofs were blown away.

“We are still receiving reports from other areas. When that is done, then we will be able to know the cost of the damage.”

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