A Five-man delegate has been chosen by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to visit Anambra state and to condole with the governor on the recent mayhem that happened at St. Philips Catholic Church in Ofufe-Amakwa, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.
This information was made known by Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President), in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.
The delegates chosen for the visit are the Ministers of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs,Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State for Environment, Mallam Usman Jibril; and the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka.
The five-man delegate would present a condolence letter from the Acting President to condole with and to convey the government’s sympathies to the affected families who lost their family members and to those who were injured when a gun-man invaded the St. Philips Catholic Church and opened fire on the parishioners killing about 13 worshippers and injuring many others.
Prof. Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration would remain undeterred and would continually commit to deploying all available resources towards ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Anambra and across the country.
The Acting President noted that he had instructed law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice without any delay.
He said he would remain engaged with Gov. Obiano, the Police authorities and other security agencies to ensure that “the lives and property of citizens of Anambra and all Nigerians are well protected anywhere they may live.’’