Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has said that he was present at the Reigners Bible Church International when it collapsed saying, he “personally supervised rescue operations and evacuation of the injured to the hospital”.
In a press statement signed by Personal Assistant to Governor for Information, Mr. Ekerette Udoh, said the government will constitute a high-powered panel of enquiry to , “ascertain the immediate and remote factors leading to the collapse of the church building.“
The governor also commiserated with the families of the victims, saying the government will undertake the treatment of the injured.
The statement read, “The Government of Akwa Ibom State has commiserated with the families of the victims of the collapsed building at Reigners Bible Church International along Uyo Village road.
“His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel was present at the church service during the incident and thereafter personally supervised rescue operations and evacuation of the injured to the hospital. The State Government will undertake the medical treatment of the victims.
“A high- Powered panel of enquiry is being constituted to ascertain the immediate and remote factors leading to the collapse of the church building with a view to forestall the re-occurrence of such incident and bring to book persons found to have compromised professional standards in the construction of the building.”