By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Rivers State Muslim Leaders have commended Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for promoting the welfare of Muslims in the state through the execution people oriented programmes.
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the Muslim leaders also lauded the governor for his developmental projects that have impacted positively on the lives of the people of the state.
They spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt during Sallah Homage to Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike to mark the Eid-El-Kabir celebration.
In his remarks, Leader of the Rivers Muslim Delegation, Alhaji Qasim Okachi commended the governor for keeping his campaign promises.
He thanked the governor for sponsoring pilgrims on Hajj as a show of commitment to their religious advancement.
He said: “We are happy that Governor Wike has fulfilled his campaign promises to the people of the state.
“We commend the governor for his efforts at promoting the welfare of Muslims in the state “.
Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said all Nigerians must work hard to ensure that the country overcomes the present trying times.
He said that this is not a period for unnecessary politicking, as governance should be for the benefit of all the people.
He said: “We must reflect on the trying period that the nation is facing with a view to building a united front to develop the country.
“Let us pray to God to unite the country. We must not do anything that will negatively affect the unity of this country”.
The governor reiterated his commitment to the welfare of all residents including Muslims in the state.
He said: “This government loves everyone in Rivers State including Muslims. Most of the states in the North have stopped sponsoring Muslim Pilgrims for Hajj, but we have continued to extend this gesture to Muslims in the state”.
Highpoint of the Sallah Visit was the special prayer offered for the governor and Rivers State by the Chief Imam of the Rivers State Central Mosque, Imam Abdulmalik Yahaya.