President Buhari has commiserated with the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and the people over the loss of lives caused by the collapse of a church in Uyo, the state capital on Saturday.
In a phone call with the governor, President Buhari comforted the bereaved families while wishing the injured a quick recovery.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has ended a conversation a while ago with the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel in which he congratulated the Governor and his family on their lucky escape from the tragic collapse of the building of the Reigners Bible Church, Uyo.
“The President also conveyed to the Governor and the People of Akwa Ibom State, the deep sorrow of his family, the government and the entire people of Nigeria over the many deaths and injury recorded following the incident.
“In praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased and the quick recovery of the injured, President Buhari implored the people of the state, especially those in the catchment area of the incident to rally around the victims of the tragedy to help ease their sorrow and pains.
“He commended the Government of the state for the handling of the situation, so far”, a statement by his spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu stated.