Ifeanyi Okowa, the current governor of Delta State has disclosed that his government will take care of the medical bill of the recent victims of the collapse building belonging to St. Paul Catholic Church, which occurred on Sunday, in Ugolo, Adagbrasa in Okpe local government area of Delta State.
Charles Aniagwu, who is the Chief Press Secretary, to the governor, said in a statement that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has directed that adequate medical attention must be given to survivors of the unfortunate building collapse.
According to preliminary report by the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, one person died from the incident, eleven were rushed to the hospital out of which seven have been treated and discharged while the remaining four were still undergoing treatment and were in stable conditions.
Aniagwu quoted Augoye as saying, “The church is a 100 years old church building and in an attempt to rebuild and expand the church, the old church building collapsed as a result of heavily soaked waters ocassioned by the weight of worshippers who leaned against the walls while the early morning mass was on.
“While we pledge to pay the cost of treatment for the injured, people must ensure they seek necessary approvals before construction of buildings particularly public structures to avoid incidences such as this, ” the statement noted.