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Uyo Church Collapse Survivors Speak As Governor Udom Orders Contractors Arrested

survivors uyo church collapseEno Etim

December 12, 2016 –  Uyo Church Collapse: Akwa Ibom Governor Orders Arrest Of Reigners Contractors, Survivor Speak From Hospital

The contractors of the doomed church building that fell on worshippers in Uyo on Saturday are in big trouble.

The engineers who allegedly used substandard materials to construct the Reigners Bible Church building that killed scores of people are to report to the police this week.

Udom’s media aide, Aniekeme Finbarr who spoke to reporters yesterday said the State Governor ordered the arrest of the contractors on Sunday.

“They should be made to answer certain questions so that the state would be able to get to the root cause of the matter,”. – Finbarr said

A survivor Eno Etim said:

“I was inside the church. Everything was normal; there was no problem. A lady was called to lead the praise worship session; the governor came in shortly after that. As the praise worship was going on, the building fell and I didn’t know how I got here.

“The iron fell on my back forcing me to fall on the ground with my face down.

“I don’t worship in the church. I worship in the United Intercessors Network, which Bishop Akan Weeks also belong to. I don’t live in Uyo. I came all the way from Oron.”

Another victim 22-year-old Emen Akpanitiat said the building collapsed while the congregation was singing before offering collection.

“It happened when the governor came and people started dancing. I’m in pains. The doctor said I’m going to be moved to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital.”

On how Governor Emmanuel Udom survived the incident, this is what one of his aides said:

 I worked with the media team to the governor. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Udoh, and the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr. Ekerette Udoh, are in the hospital.

“Ekerette has a dislocation in his left leg; he also has internal pains. He is better now though he is still in the hospital. “The governor did not run; he simply saw the falling iron coming, it stopped half way, then he walked out.”



  1. comeandmarry

    December 12, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    the govenor and the useless pastor should be put behind bars for at least 40years.
    this is genocide
    of what business has contractors got to be arrested for.
    they were paid a cheap contract.
    the pastor is the architect of the problem.
    he should be put behind bars for the following reasons.

    organised crime
    anti christ

    imagine conducting another service when ppl jst died and yet the fools still followed him there.
    magnetic charmed brains
    even the police.
    in naija human lifes dont mean shit to anyone.
    someone could be killed right next to you and nobody gives a fhuck.
    not the police.none of the law enforcement agencys.
    all they give a fhuck abt is that money..such a ritualist pastor..tb joshua sef never did such.infact service was stopped immediately.can you imagine the so very angry.
    ppl innocent ppl who be waiting on xmas,new year,new life,new hope….you killed them all.
    God please please please i beg of u.
    please i cried for this.
    have mercy on us all.
    please pity us .
    forgive us
    have compassion on us


    • opel

      December 12, 2016 at 12:34 PM

      u are a very *******person.. I just blame social media for allowing u to speak out. why should the governor be arrested? is he d one DAT okayed the church to use the building. if d structure wasnt ready, shouldn’t it b d contractors decision to allow the church to use it. goat like u

  2. Bok

    December 12, 2016 at 6:49 AM

    Mr. Governor you cannot order for the arrest of the contractors, an investigation should be carried out first then if investigation comes that the Church collapsed as a result of structural faults then contractors can be arrested.

    don’t rush to arrest because you have power and you were there when it happened.

    • RAPO

      December 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM


  3. sola olaniyi

    December 12, 2016 at 7:10 AM

    wish the survivors quick recovery

  4. balogun lukman

    December 12, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    quick recovery I prayed for the victims

  5. Jilo

    December 12, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    I don’t trust that Governor too. Most of our governors belong to the same caucus of Occultic group which those fake pastors belong. I have that feeling that the Governor knew about this tragic so also the pastor. This could have been a tragedy if they all died in that incidence.

    Why is it that only poor people are the one dying? I don’t also support the idea that the Contractors are at fault. They only wanted to divert people’s mind that the Contactors are at fault by using substandard materials. We have not get over with TB Joshua saga here is another replicate. Some builders and developers have learnt a great lesson during the collapse of Synagogue Church, they cannot repeat the same mistake.

  6. betty

    December 12, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    quick recovery

  7. Lola O

    December 12, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Stupid Governor. It’s simple common sense that a construction site is a no go area for members of the public. Only construction workers with hard helmets and protection gear have any business being there. Not only of the foreseeable danger of the possibility of collapse, African Churches, with our loud stamping feet on the “enemies’ head” (sorry, on the ground), loud running around, music and activities, what did they expect to happen? Who gave them Permits to allow people to gather in a building under construction? Were they testing God’s ability to protect them or what? Thou shall not test the Lord thy God. We have a long way to go in Africa. We need more education and application of common sense, rather than blaming the devil. Stupidity at its highest. May God console the bereaved families and heal the injured, amen.

  8. fifelomo

    December 12, 2016 at 8:09 PM

    Get well soon.

  9. Timmy Lee Plc

    December 14, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    It is well. The funny aspect of it some of the worshippers just came to see how contract could be awarded to them, some help from the governor to mention a few.

    The bible says we should worship God in truth.

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