June 17, 2024

Rainstorm blows off rooftops of JAMB, NAN offices in Ekiti

A heavy downpour accompanied by a whirlwind in most parts of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital damaged many buildings and property.

The rain which started at about 8:00 pm on Wednesday night, came with heavy breeze felling electric poles, trees and blew off roofs of buildings including the rooftops of the News Agency of Nigeria and Joint Admission Matriculation Board’s offices.

Also affected was the rooftop of the newly renovated Ekiti State Pavilion, a section of the roof of the State House of Assembly as well as the roofs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and state-owned All Souls Secondary School.

Other areas worst hit are the Bank Road, New Iyin Road, NTA road and Bashiri, all in the state capital, while structures affected include those owned by the state government.

Many of the places affected were heavily waterlogged, with staff using the early hours of Thursday to scoop water from the various offices.