Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom has sympathized with the family of his staff, Mrs. Philomena Mwarga Musa, who died in Uyo church collapse. The governor also employed the first daughter of the deceased.
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Mr Ortom who paid a condolence visit to the deceased family in North Bank, Makurdi, Benue state stated that the collapse of the church building was an unfortunate and tragic incidence.
In a condolence letter to the family of the deceased, he said,
“I was deeply saddened by the news of the collapse of the uncompleted church building which left dozens dead and scores injured throwing the state and entire nation into mourning,” the Governor Stated. Be assured that the people of Benue State stand with you in this trying moment.”
He described the late Mrs. Philomena as a dedicated staff and stated that Miss Iveren Agbor, graduate of Theatre Arts at the Benue State University, first daughter of the deceased be employed to fill the gap the death of her mother has created.