The national leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has commiserated with the people and government of Akwa Ibom State on the tragedy that occured inside the Reigners Bible Church, Uyo at the weekend which led to the death of several worshippers.
CAN advised churches to avoid holding worship service inside a building under construction to avoid a repeat.
In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the body, Rev Dr Musa Asake, lamented the disaster and tasked every Christian to identify with the victims through prayers, gifts and condolence visits.
The statement reads: “We identify with the victims of the tragedy, we pray for their quick recovery as we are asking God to console and comfort all the bereaved. It is very unfortunate that the devil struck when the whole world is getting ready for the celebration of the Birth of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, who came to destroy the work of the devil.
“We thank God that His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel, who himself narrowly escaped with his life in the tragedy and we welcome his prompt intervention when he said the state government will hold an inquiry to investigate if anyone compromised building standards”.