The Akwa Ibom State government says it has spent a total of N300 million as medical bills for victims of the Reigners Bible Church building collapse that occurred December 2016.

The state Health Commissioner, Dominic Ukpong, disclosed this on Thursday in Uyo, the state capital, while presenting cheques to the proprietors of the various hospitals that assisted in the treatment of the victims.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the church building collapsed during the bishopric consecration service of the founder of the church, Apostle Akan Weeks, with Gov. Udom Emmanuel in attendance.

Mr. Ukpong said that a total of 168 victims were evacuated from the scene of the unfortunate incident out of which 30 worshipers had been confirmed death at the last count.

“On December 10, 2016, a tragedy befell this state, a clergyman was about to be ordained as a bishop, unfortunately the roof of the church caved in.

“The state governor, who was in attendance, escaped unhurt while 18 persons were crushed to death on the spot.

“Many injured people were moved to hospitals, majority of the injured were moved by kindhearted Nigerians; we had mobilised only four ambulances, we want to say thank you all Nigerians.

“I want to give credit to all Nigerians, I express my gratitude to you all on behalf the state governor, for standing with us at that moment of grief,” Mr. Ukpong said.

Mr. Ukpong said that a total of 14 hospitals were involved in the treatment and care of the victims, most of which were private hospitals.

The commissioner said that the state governor was impressed with the different hospitals that heeded his plea to treat the victims without any payment.

Mr. Ukpong said that the church collapse incident happened at the time the state was financially hard up.

“Thank you for being patient with the state government, standing with the state government at that critical time.

“The oath of medical practice requires that we make sacrifice, I thank you for the extra sacrifice you made at the time this state faced one of its greatest challenges,” Mr. Ukpong said.

Responding on behalf of the hospitals that received the cheques, the Medical Director of Uwakmfon Clinic, Uyo, Emmanuel Effiong, thanked the state government for paying the bills.

Mr. Effiong said that the proprietors of the private hospitals were willing to cooperate with the government and save lives in the state.

“We thank the Health Commissioner for keeping faith with the private hospitals by the bills incurred during the church collapse incident,” he said.

In his remark, the proprietor of Resurrection Clinic, Uyo, Memfin Ekpo, a professor of Pathology, noted that the number of medical specialists in the state was too small.

Ekpo, who is the former provost, College of Health Science, University of Uyo, thanked the state government for paying the medical bills for the victims of the church collapse.

Like this Article? Subscribe to Our Feed!

449 COMMENTS

  1. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website. I am hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing skills has encouraged me to get my own website now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it. cbd for sale cbd for pets

  2. Someone necessarily help to make seriously posts I’d state. That is the very first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this actual post amazing. Excellent job!|

  3. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.|

  4. What supplements should I take to extend clomid cost? Among the vanquish vitamins championing fertility is vitamin E, which is known to repair egg grandeur in women. Females are advised to purloin at least 400 i.u. of this obliging of substance. Men can also profit from these vitamins for fertility, as Clomid can better the potency of sperm.

  5. I do not know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing issues with your site. It appears like some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well? This might be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Kudos|

  6. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. However just imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this website could definitely be one of the very best in its niche. Great blog!|

  7. Is drinking a lot of water fit pro your prostate with order cialis from canada. If you organize BPH or prostatitis, be an strain to reduce your caffeine intake by means of mordant recoil from on coffee, soda or vigour drinks. Avoiding caffeine can move at a elephantine contradistinction in your urinary health. Another buy cialis online india significant nip in search you prostate is water. Stay hydrated, and do not undertake to drink less to downgrade your urine.

  8. Spot on with this write-up, I truly believe that this amazing site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!|

  9. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!|

  10. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really good articles and I think I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested. Thank you!|

  11. Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.|

  12. Hello there! This post could not be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!|

  13. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.|

  14. I do not even know how I finished up right here, but I thought this submit was great. I do not recognize who you might be but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger in the event you are not already. Cheers!|

  15. Hey There. I found your weblog the usage of msn. This is a very smartly written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to learn more of your helpful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.|

  16. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.|

  17. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing!|

  18. What i don’t realize is in fact how you’re no longer really a lot more well-favored than you might be now. You’re so intelligent. You understand therefore significantly in relation to this matter, made me in my view imagine it from so many various angles. Its like men and women aren’t involved unless it is one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. Always handle it up!|

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here