GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has expressed the heartfelt condolences of his government and the people of Abia State to Governor Emmanuel Udom, his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, and the people of Akwa Ibom State on the tragic collapse of Reigners’ Bible Church building in Uyo on Saturday, December 10.
Ikpeazu’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued by Enyinnaya Appolos, his chief press secretary, on Sunday, December 11, in Umuahia.
The statement said in part: “The government and people of Abia State are saddened to hear of the unfortunate collapse of the church building at Uyo that claimed dozens of precious lives with the state governor barely escaping from the scene of the tragedy.
“Our hearts are with the government and people of Akwa Ibom State at this tragic time and we join others in praying that the Almighty God will give the family and friends of the bereaved the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
“Accept our deepest condolences and may God be with our brothers and friends as we pray for happier memories. We’re with you in prayers.”
— Dec 12, 2016 @ 13:58 GMT