From Willie Etim and Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Barr Nyesom Wike has urged all Nigerians to embrace religious tolerance which he said will promote peace across the country and enhance national development.
This is as the Governor felicitated with Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, urging them to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice exemplified by the Prophet.
In his Sallah Message , Governor Wike said Eid-el-Kabir is a season of Love, Peace, togetherness and Sacrifice.
Wike prayed God to use this Sallah period to impact positively on the lives of Nigerians, assured the people of that the State Government will work with the security agencies to ensure that all citizens celebrate the Sallah in peace and harmony.
He congratulated the Muslim community in Rivers State on the Sallah celebration, assuring them that his administration will continue to partner with them to move the state forward.
The governor thanked the state Muslim community for the consistent support that they have always extended to his administration.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed has assured safety of Rivers People during the festive period.
Ahmed who made the assurance while speaking with newsmen yesterday in Port Harcourt, disclosed that adequate deployment of personnel have been made to ensure safety and successful celebration in the state.