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Rain destroys INEC building, 200 houses, in Kwara

Heavy rain over the weekend destroyed parts of the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Kwara State.

The fence, ceilings and roof of the building caved in.

The ICT and operations department, offices, the collation center, staff hall and the parking lot were affected, as well as two vehicles parked within the premises.

Conducting newsmen round the facilities, the Head of General Administration and Procurement, Mr Friday Patrick said arrangements were being made to ascertain the extent of damages as computers and other communication gadgets were drenched in water.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mallam Garba Attahiru-Madami said INEC headquarters in Abuja had been briefed and that measures would be taken to avoid further destruction.

Submerged by flood

In Jebba, Moro LGA, over 200 houses were submerged, with many people displaced.

Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi visited the area, and promised that support would soon be provided by the government.

The leader of the Yoruba Community, Abdul-Azeez Arisekola appealed to the State to urgently relocate the people in the community, to avert further disaster.

Rasheedat Iliyas, additional reporting by Yusuf Abdulkadir

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