22 April 2017
The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, has described the loss of several lives at a viewing centre in Calabar, the state capital, as tragic and unfortunate.
"I am sad and heartbroken at the way and manner the young and promising lives of the young men were lost through electrocution" he said.
In a statement, the NDDC Chairman further said "I am deeply saddened at the loss of these promising lives at a time our nation and indeed the state is set to tap into the vast potentials of our vibrant young men and women for the greater good of our society. The incident is, indeed, a very sad development and dark chapter in the life of the state and the community where this incident occurred.
Ndoma-Egba also commiserated with the families of the victims of the tragedy, the government and good people of the state.
"It is sad that the youngsters met their unfortunate deaths while engaged in a healthy innocent past time".
He urged relevant authorities to look into the likely cause of the incident towards forestalling any future reoccurence.
SA Communication to the Chairman NDDC.