Collapsed Uyo church had no building permit, multiple structural faults | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Regulators have said that Reigners Bible Church which collapsed last Saturday, killing dozens of people, had multiple structural faults and no building permit.

The roof of the church in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, caved in during the ordination of Akan Weeks as a Bishop. Witnesses claim the church was still under construction and workers had rushed to complete it for the ordination.

According to the BBC, authorities had ordered construction to stop work many times but were ignored.

The Akwa Ibom Government has already called for the arrest of engineers and contractors involved.

There have also been conflicting reports about the casualty figures. Eyewitnesses claim at least 50 died, while authorities put the number at 26.

The Christian Association of Nigeria has, however, warned churches across the country, against worshiping in uncompleted buildings.

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