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Akwa Ibom State Government Declared 2-Days Mourning In Honour Of Victims of Collapse Of The Reigners Bible Church Building In Uyo

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Press Release

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

Signed
Chief Press Secretary
December, 10, 2016

Text Of A Broadcast By Governor Udom Emmanuel Commiserating Bereaved Families On The Tragic Incident At Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo

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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.