Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that nobody has
the right to issue quit notices to other Nigerians, saying that despite
recent social challenges, Nigeria will continue to be united.
The governor stated: “Nigeria must be one. All of us will live together.
All of us are free to do business anywhere in the country. Whether you
are from the north, you are free to stay here and do business.
“Nobody should threaten anybody. All of us own this country. We must be
our brother’s keepers”.
The governor spoke on Monday when the Rivers State Muslim Community paid
him a Sallah Homage at the Government House Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike said that the unity of the country is necessary for the
rapid development of the country.
The governor assured the Rivers Muslim Community that he will continue to
sponsor them for Hajj as his administration believes in the spiritual
upliftment of the people.
He said: “Government will continue to give you support, but we cannot use
state resources to build a mosque.
“During the Ramadan I sent items to all the mosques in the state. We are
all worshipping one God, even though we serve him in different ways”.
The governor said that he has respect for the Muslim community as
exemplified by his invitation of the Sultan of Sokoto to participate in
the Rivers at 50 celebration. He added that he will be paying a Sallah
visit to the Sultan on Tuesday.
Earlier, the leader of the Rivers State Muslim Community and Vice
President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Nasir Uhor
said the Rivers Muslim Community were happy with Governor Wike for his
He commended the governor for promoting religious tolerance in the state.