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Reginers Church Collapse: A’Ibom Government orders implementation of Report

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Mr. Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa Ibom State Governor has ordered the implementation of the report of Reigners Bible Church building in Uyo, which collapsed in December 2016.

In Press Released signed by the Commissioner of Information & Strategy Mr. Charles Udoh, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice has been mandated to commence the procedure of taking appropriate actions against all persons found culpable in the church building collapse.

“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.”

It could be recalled that the Governor had constituted a commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances which led to the unfortunate incident and to recommend measures to avert imminent occurrences.

The statement further says that the government of Akwa Ibom State once again commiserates with the victims of the church collapse, and thanked the hospitals in Uyo for their prompt attention to the accident victims.

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 and also extend its gratitude to the various hospitals and clinics in Uyo that attended to victims promptly.

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