By Our Correspondent
Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has expressed deep sadness over the unfortunate incident of the building collapse at the Reigners’ Bible Church in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, leading to loss of lives.
Governor Ayade in a condolence message signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, said he was grief-stricken by the tragedy.
The governor was however, thankful to God for sparing the life of the Akwa Ibom State governor, who he called brother.
“My dear brother, I am shocked by the news of the horrific death of some of our brothers and sisters at the Reigners’ Bible Church who went to commune with the Almighty God.
“Even as my heart goes out to the bereaved families and my sympathy to the survivors of the unfortunate incident, I want to especially thank the Almighty God for Your Excellency’s miraculous escape from the jaws of death.”
Governor Ayade who prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed in the tragedy, conveyed the sorrows and sympathies of his government and people.
“Our hearts and prayers are with you and the people of Akwa Ibom State in this moment of grief. May the good Lord bring about a quick recovery to the injured and grant the families of the deceased the courage to bear the painful loss of their loved ones.”
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