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The Government of Akwa Ibom State has declared Sunday December 11th and Monday, December 12th, 2016 as day of Mourning in honour of the Victims of collapse of the Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo
To this end, all flags will fly at half -mast within the State.
The 2-day mourning period will be rounded off with a solemn Assembly at the Banquet Hall of the Government House Uyo on Monday December 12th, 2016 by 4pm prompt.
The Government urges all citizens and friends of the State to continue to pray for recovery of those injured in the incident
Chief Press Secretary
December, 10, 2016
Follow Akwa Ibomites, Today we had an unfortunate incident which the roof of Reigners Bible Church Int’l, Uyo Collapse while service was going on.
I was present at the Church during the incident and share in the agony of the moment.
Therefore, I personally supervised rescue operations and evacuation of the injured to the hospital .I directed all emergency organizations, agencies of government and cooperate organizations especially the construction companies to the involved in the exercise. They acted promptly and I commend their sense of patriotism and gallantry.
The state Government will bear the medical cost of all those injured, we note that we have had such a shocking incident in the history of our dear state. Government, I will therefore, set up a high – powered panel of inquiry to ascertain the immediate and remote causes leading to the collapse of the building with a view to forestalling the recurrence of such incident and bring to book person found to have compromised professional standards in the constructions of the building.
We appeal to all citizen to remain calm, pray for the injured and avoid undue speculation as the situation is being given the best possible attention.
On behalf of the Government of Akwa Ibom State, I commiserate with the families of all the victims of the collapsed building.
We urge the Christian community in prayers for the families if the victims and the State
God bless Akwa Ibom State.