Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has called on Muslims in the state to work with his administration to promote a peaceful environment for enhanced development to take place.
Speaking on Friday during a Jum’at Prayer to mark the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Friday, Wike said that the development can only take place in a peaceful environment.
Represented by the Chairman of the Rivers State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abdulrazaq Diepriye, Wike commended members of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their commitment to the peaceful coexistence of the country.
He urged Nigerians to always pray for armed forces personnel as they sacrifice their time and lives to defend the country.
“I urge all Muslims in the state to be law abiding and peaceful. We pray for the peaceful repose of all armed forces personnel who lost their lives defending the country. We also pray for the families they left behind”.
In his remarks, the Imam of the NAF Base Central Mosque, Squadron Leader A Ladan advised Muslims in Rivers State to cooperate with the security agencies to enhance peaceful coexistence.