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Okowa Expresses Shock Over Church Building Collapse



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The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed dismay over the collapse of St. Paul’s Catholic Church building at Ugolo, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta, that left one person dead.

The governor, in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri on Sunday, through Mr Charles Aniagwu, his Chief Press Secretary, described the incident has unfortunate and shocking.

The church building reportedly collapse during church service on Sunday morning.

The governor described the incident as a sad, unfortunate and regrettable experience.

Okowa, who condole with the family, prayed for the repose of the departed faithful.

According to the statement, the governor has dispatched the State Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye, to visit the site.

According to the statement, the visit to the site by the commissioner of Works would enable the government evaluate the cause of the collapse and also see the ways the state government can help the victims.

“This is indeed a very sad and unfortunate incident. On behalf of the Government and people of Delta. I commiserate with the family of the deceased and those injured” the statement said.

Okowa also condoled with the Speaker of Delta House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, Chairman of Okpe Local Government Council, Julius Scott.The Orodje of Okpe, retired Maj.- Gen. Felix Mujakperuo and Ugolo community in Okpe Kingdom over the incidence.

It is our prayer that the soul of the deceased will rest in peace, and the injured will experience quick recovery.

“Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the people of Ugolo in Okpe Kingdom over this tragedy,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Delta Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, has promised to foot the medical bill of those injured in the incident. (

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