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Buhari condoles with families of victims of Church building collapse

11 December 2016, 08:23

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of the victims of the tragic collapse of the Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The President’s condolence message is contained in his twitter handle.

President Buhari, who phoned Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom to commiserate with him on the tragic incident, asked him to convey to the people of the state “the deep sorrow felt by me, and by the entire country over this tragedy”.

He said: “This evening I spoke with Gov. Udom Emmanuel to commiserate with him on the tragic collapse of the Reigners Bible Church in Uyo.

“I asked the governor to convey to the people of Akwa Ibom state the deep sorrow felt by me, and by the entire country over this tragedy.

“I pray that the souls of the deceased will rest in peace, and that the injured will experience quick recovery.

“Any tragedy that affects any part of Nigeria affects all of us. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Akwa Ibom.”

A number of deaths had been reported while many of the church members injured as a result of the church building collapse in Uyo.

Mr Ekerette Udoh,Personal Assistant to Gov. Udm Emmanuel (information), in a statement issued on Saturday, said the governor was present at the Reigners Bible Church International when it collapsed.

According to him, the governor personally supervised rescue operations and evacuation of the injured to the hospital.

Udoh said the state government would constitute a high-powered panel of enquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote factors leading to the collapse of the church building.


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