By PETER DURU,Makurdi
Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi yesterday donated N10 million to families of the victims of the tragic Easter eve Catholic Church collapse that claimed over 22 lives at Adamgbe in Vandeikya local government area of Benue State.
Making the donation to the Benue State government in Makurdi, Governor Yuguda said he was deeply touched by the unfortunate incident, he stressed that death was inevitable and very painful, adding that the tragedy poses a question to humans to be conscious of death and try to live upright as well as love one another.
He also expressed worry over incessant collapse of buildings in the country, stating that it throws up a big challenge to architects to scrutinize materials used for construction of houses to ensure they are durable.
“If buildings abroad could last for several years, why is the case different in Nigeria? Yuguda questioned.
The Governor therefore prayed God to grant peace to the souls of the departed.
In the same vein, Governor Aliyu Babangida of Niger State also sent his condolence through his Commissioner for Education Dr. Ida Salem Sachi.
Governor Gabriel Suswam thanked both governors for their show of concern, noting that they have shown great leadership qualities.
He particularly appreciated Governor Yuguda for his gesture describing him as demonstrating not just friendship but true statesmanship.
“I am indeed overwhelmed at the show of love by Yuguda. He has brought succor to families of the deceased. I promised to give the money to the affected families”, Suswam pledged.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Athanasius Usuh who received Governor Yuguda at the Bishop House, prayed God to reward him abundantly.