Uyo church tragedy: Buhari calls Gov. Udom Emmanuel
As death toll rises to 200, 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 round 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.
The statement was released Sunday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity).