Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that nobody has the right to issue quit notice to other Nigerians and maintained that despite recent social challenges, Nigeria will continue to be united.
“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 said.
The governor said this when the state Muslim community in Rivers paid him Sallah homage at the Government House, in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Wike said Nigeria’s unity is necessary for the rapid development of the country. The governor assured the Muslim community that he will continue to sponsor them for Hajj as his administration believes in the spiritual upliftment of the people.
“Government will continue to give you support, but, we cannot use state resources to build a mosque.
“During 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 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, today.
Earlier, leader of the Muslim community and Vice President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in the state, Alhaji Nasir Uhor, said they came to visit governor Wike because of his “superlative performance.”
Uhor commended the governor for promoting religious tolerance in the state.