GOVERNMENT OF AKWA IBOM STATE OF NIGERIA

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & STRATEGY
Block 2, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo; citizen@akwaibomstate.gov.ng ;
0907 617 3782 (sms & whatsapp only)

PRESS RELEASE
 

 

 

Following the collapse of the Reigners Church building in Uyo on December 10, 2016, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel constituted a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances which led to the unfortunate incident and recommend measures to forestall future occurrence.

After a detailed review of the Commission’s report, the Governor has set-in-motion necessary machinery to implement the recommendations of the report.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice has been mandated to commence the process of taking appropriate actions against all persons found culpable in the church building collapse. All cases of proven professional negligence will be dealt with decisively within the ambit of the law. Similarly, all verified outstanding bills for treatment of victims in the various hospitals in Uyo have been fully paid up by the State Government.

The Government of Akwa Ibom State wishes to place on record its profound appreciation of the support, understanding and patience demonstrated by the bereaved families, injured persons and the public during the period of investigation. Government also extends its gratitude to the various hospitals and clinics in Uyo that attended to victims promptly.

While reiterating its avowed commitment to the protection of lives and properties, the Government of Akwa Ibom State once again commiserates with families of the victims of the Reigners Church building collapse and pray the Almighty God to comfort them.

Signed
Charles Udoh
Hon. Commissioner
Ministry of Information & Strategy

February 21, 2018

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