Rivers state deputy governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has felicitated with the Muslim faithful in the state as they celebrate the 2021 Ramadan.
In a statement issued from the Government House Port Harcourt, Wednesday, Dr. Banigo urged Muslims to continue to live peacefully with their Christian neighbours as they celebrate the Eid-el-fitr, noting that although Rivers state is a 100% Christian state, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s commitment to giving all residents of the state the dividends of democracy is non-discriminatory.
According to the deputy governor, all Nigerians must be united to put an end to insecurity ravaging the country, irrespective of religious affiliation, “by ensuring that we remain vigilant and give our security agencies the needed support and encouragement to stem the rising wave of insecurity.”
In a similar development, the chairman of Myetti-Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeria in Eleme local government area of the state, Alhaji Yau Musa has assured the host communities of peaceful co-existence, saying he would always ensure that his people do not have conflict with their host communities while pasturing in their land.
He also appealed to the people to also protect the interest and safety of herdsmen against criminals invading them as was as reporting any criminal activity discovered among the herdsmen to enable him take proper action.