Efon Alaaye Community in Ekiti State, has donated relief materials to students of Federal Government Girls’ College whose hostel was gutted by fire last month.
The relief materials included 110 mattresses and 110 cupboards which were made available by funds donated by Efon Alaaye indigenes within and outside the country.
Speaking while presenting the materials to the school authorities and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) in Efon Alaaye, the Obalufon Alayemore, Oba Emmanuel Adesanya Aladejare, described the college as ‘the pride of the community’
The monarch, who recalled the event with sadness, thanked God that no student died in the blaze which consumed their personal effects.
Oba Aladejare said immediately the incident happened, he got in touch with Efon Alaaye indigenes in Nigeria and in Diaspora to contribute money to aid the beleaguered students.
The royal father explained that a dedicated account was opened in the bank in which the town’s indigenes made their donations which resulted in the purchase of the relief materials.
Oba Aladejare added: “Immediately the incident happened, we got in touch with the principal on the immediate and urgent needs of the students and he told us that what they needed most were mattresses and cupboards.
“This school is a property of the Federal Government and we are appealing to them to rehabilitate the burnt hostel because the students are being housed in a temporary structure.
“We have also advised the principal to do the estimate of the cost of the burnt property to the Federal Government and the Efon Community would do the follow-up.”
The acting principal Mr Samuel Adeyemi, appreciated the royal father and the community for standing by the college and its students during the crisis.
He explained that the school management has carried out the proper electrification of the other hostel to prevent a reoccurrence of the blaze.