Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has assured those injured during the collapse building at Reigners Bible Church International of the best medical attention, saying that Doctors, Nurses and other medical experts have been drafted to assist in the treatment of affected persons.
Governor Emmanuel who worshipped at Qua Iboe Church, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo alongside his Cabinet members, emphasized that the life of every citizen is of utmost importance to his administration and that he is not oblivious of the recession but would source for assistance to ensure their recovery.
“As Christians, we need not question God on why disasters occur but trust on His divine will in all situations and show empathy to the families whose loved ones are affected,” he stated.
Cladded in black attire to reflect the solemn mood which the incident has thrown the state into, Mr Emmanuel announced a two-day of mourning in honour of the victims of the collapsed Church building and urged all to rally round those hospitalised to ensure their recovery while praying for the state, stating that “affliction shall not occurr the second time”.
He used the occasion to condemn the spate of speculation by a section of the media on dead toll in the ill-fated incident and passionately appealed to relations of the victims to remain calm to enable the state ascertain the number of casaulties maintaining that corpses would not be released until after the two days of mourning.
The Governor later visited St. Luke’s Hospital Anua, Uyo and Ibom Specialist Hospital to meet the accident victims.
Preaching on the theme “There is a Purpose”, Rev Ibub Ema acknowledged that God’s purpose in a man’s life if not clearly defined is sure to suffer abuse.
He drew his text from Isaiah 14:26-27 and added that even negative experiences have a divine purpose, and urged all to seek God’s purpose for their existence.