The special committee set up by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has begun investigation into the collapse of Reigners Bible Church building.
The incident was said to have led to the death of scores of worshippers during the bishopric ordination of the founder of the church last week in Akwa Ibom State, southeast Nigeria.
The investigation committee, led by a professor of structural engineering, Charles Uko, was at the scene of the incident to take measurements of materials used in the construction of the collapsed church building.
Professor Uko, who is a former Vice President of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), said his committee would carry out proper investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the tragic incident.
He promised that the committee would present an unbiased report that can be confirmed anywhere in the world.
The academic also assured the public, especially families of the victims that the prevention, investigation and failure analysis committee under his leadership would be thorough in its assignment.
Similarly, a delegation from the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) visited the site of the collapsed church building.
The team, led by the Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of SON, Mr Dauda Mshelia, also took samples of materials used in the construction of the collapsed building for laboratory analysis to ascertain the cause of the collapse.
Mr Mshelia assured the public that the team would be objective in its findings.