The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar II, has urged Muslims in Rivers State to support Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in his efforts to transform the state.
The eminent monarch made the appeal during an interaction with Muslims in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
He also asked them to pray for Wike to succeed in office.
Sultan Abubakar said that after the political campaigns, the residents of the state, Muslims inclusive, should line up behind the governor to move Rivers forward.
He said: “Now that the campaigns are over, you should support the leader to succeed; if the leader succeeds, the community benefits. If the leader fails, the community suffers the consequences.”
The monarch also urged the Rivers Muslims to live in peace with their hosts.
Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Alhaji Mohammed Aribitonye, thanked the Sultan for the meeting, which he noted would lift the spirit of Muslims in the state.
He said that Rivers is peaceful and working because Governor Wike is promoting religious harmony.
Meanwhile, the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) has commended Wike for the massive transformation of the educational sector in the state.
ANCOPSS National President, Mr. Anselm Izuagie, spoke at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, during the opening ceremony of the association’s 60th annual national congress.
Izuagie said that Governor Wike, in his short stay in office had brought development to the educational sector and also transformed the entire state.
The ANCOPSS President also appreciated the governor for the regular payment of teachers’ salaries and appointment of principals as permanent secretaries.
He requested that the governor should adhere to the demand of its members in Rivers, especially as it borders on security and payment of impress to principals of government owned schools in the state.
Earlier, the President of the state chapter of ANCOPSS, Iroegbu Austin, highlighted the developmental strides of the state government in the education sector and requested that the government addressed the challenges teachers face from miscreants and parents.