Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, on saturday ordered the arrest of the contractors and engineers, that constructed the Reigners Bible Church, which collapsed in Uyo on Saturday killing several people.
The Governor and his Deputy were attending the ordination service of Bishop Akan Weeks, when the building came down. He, however, escaped death.
One of Emmanuel’s personal assistants on media, Mr. Aniekeme Finbarr, told CNN’s Becky Anderson, that his principal gave the order on Sunday.
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has also called for a probe into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, he commiserated with the people of Akwa Ibom.
Saraki also called for “urgent and thorough investigation to determine both the remote and immediate causes of the building collapse.